Nagarajaiah honored as Distinguished Member

Nagarajaiah

Satish Nagarajaiah, Ph.D., F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE, professor of civil and mechanical engineering at Rice University, Houston, has been honored with inclusion by ASCE in its 2021 class of Distinguished Members for seminal contributions to seismic isolation, structural control, and structural sensing/monitoring and system identification, and for pioneering the development of nonlinear dynamic analysis techniques for base-isolated structures that led to implementation in numerous structures around the world.

Nagarajaiah is recognized far and wide as the leading authority on nonlinear dynamic behavior of base isolated structures and adaptive stiffness structures, in particular the analytical modeling and mechanics of response to

Abron honored as Distinguished Member

Abron

Lilia A. Abron, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, NAE, Dist.M.ASCE, president and chief executive officer of PEER Consultants P.C., has been honored with inclusion by ASCE in its 2021 class of Distinguished Members for advanced environmental engineering and sustainable design through work in both academia and the private sector.

A trailblazing entrepreneur, Abron is thought to be the first African-American woman to start an engineering consulting firm focused on the environment and environmental issues. She was also one of the first professionals in the field to suggest and demonstrate that sustainability initiatives can rapidly advance the condition of the impoverished

Wang recognized as Distinguished Member

Wang

Kelvin C.P. Wang, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, Regents Professor and Decker Dawson Chair of civil engineering at Oklahoma State University, has been honored with inclusion by ASCE in its 2021 class of Distinguished Members for outstanding contributions to transportation engineering education and research, including innovative research on automated pavement survey and data analysis methods.

Wang started early research in the 1990s and his team developed the Digital Highway Data Vehicle, which could acquire data sets at real time from video and imaging devices, lasers, and accelerometers. His development of the 30-kHz 3D-laser imaging sensor system 10 years ago acquires

Soibelman recognized as Distinguished Member

Soibelman

Lucio Soibelman, Ph.D., P.Eng, NAC, Dist.M.ASCE, chair of the civil and environmental engineering department at the University of Southern California, has been honored with inclusion by ASCE in its 2021 class of Distinguished Members for outstanding contributions to the construction industry through pioneering data analytics research that enhances capital project construction and operations performance.

Soibelman is the leading expert in applying novel data analytics methodologies to information generated during capital projects and infrastructure construction and operations. His eminence derives from his groundbreaking research, contributions, and leadership in civil engineering computing. The 10 years he spent as a project

Ramirez honored as Distinguished Member

Ramirez

Julio A. Ramirez, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, the Karl H. Kettelhut professor in civil engineering at Purdue University, has been honored with inclusion by ASCE in its 2021 class of Distinguished Members for outstanding leadership in worldwide data collection, research, and education to enhance resilience of civil infrastructure and communities against earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural hazards and for significant contributions in facilitating implementation of mitigation strategies in practice.

Ramirez has held various professorships at Purdue’s Lyles School of Civil Engineering, in West Lafayette, Indiana, since the 1980s. He is also director of the university’s NSF funded Natural Hazards

Manous Jr. honored as Distinguished Member

Manous

Joe D. Manous Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, Dist.M.ASCE, widely recognized as a leader in water resources management, engineering ethics, and scholarship, has been honored with inclusion by ASCE in its 2021 class of Distinguished Members for his exemplary 40 years of service to the civil engineering profession and the nation.

Manous’ efforts as an educator and practitioner in examining the components of resilience within civil infrastructure and use of engineering analysis to influence infrastructure decision-making have been a positive influence on generations of students and engineers he has mentored as well as on project delivery. He is

Hooper recognized as Distinguished Member

Hooper

John D. Hooper, P.E., S.E., NAC, F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE, an outstanding leader who has earned national and international acclaim over the course of his 40-year career, has been honored with inclusion in ASCE’s 2021 class of Distinguished Members for his eminence in advancing the seismic design provisions of building codes, furthering performance-based seismic design, innovating the seismic design of large and iconic projects in earthquake-prone regions around the world, and supporting the profession through his involvement in codes and standards development, lectures, and research collaboration.

Hooper’s contributions to the engineering profession exemplify both technical and service excellence. Since 2006,