Chair of South Dakota State’s CE Department Elected Fellow

July 20, 2015

Nadim I. Wehbe, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, has been elevated to Fellow status by ASCE’s Board of Direction.

Wehbe joined SDSU in 1998, teaching courses in structural analysis and design, as well as conducting structural-engineering research. He helped establish the school’s Lohr Structures Laboratory, which conducts research and full-scale testing of bridge, building, and industrial structural systems. His research interests include large-scale testing of structural systems, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structures, earthquake-resistant structures, and advanced composites structural systems. He has also served as director of SDSU’s Mountain-Plains Consortium University Transportation Center program since 2006.

Within ASCE, Wehbe has been named a Structural Engineering Institute Fellow for his contributions to SEI.

He serves on the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and the Transportation Research Board’s Committee AFF50 (Seismic Design and Performance of Bridges). He is current chair of the South Dakota SEI Technical Group and former chair of the ACI/ASCE Joint Committee 441: Reinforced Concrete Columns. He is also a fellow of the American Concrete Institute.

Wehbe earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in civil engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, and his bachelor’s in civil engineering from the American University of Beirut.

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