ICT Honors and Outreach, Fall 2010

Imad Al-Qadi was awarded the ASCE Central Illinois Distinguished Award for “Legendary contributions to the profession of civil engineering and achievements of eminence in the field of pavement engineering and related technologies.” 

In addition, Professor Al-Qadi was invited to give Distinguished Lectures on Ground Penetrating Radar at the University of Texas at Austin on October 8 and at the University of Illinois-Chicago on October 29.

Jim Meister, ICT Research Engineer, was awarded the Annual Civil and Environmental Engineering Staff Award for Excellence.

Scott Olson has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) second Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium. The three-day event will assemble 53 of the nation’s most innovative young engineering educators to share ideas, learn from research and best practice in education, and leave with a charter to bring about improvement in their home institutions.

Onur Pekcan (ICT student researcher) was selected as one of the five Computer Science Outstanding Teaching Assistants for Spring 2010. He had previously been named to the list of Excellent Teachers for Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 semesters, as ranked by their students. He was recognized at the Fall Computer Science Awards Ceremony on September 30.

Erol Tutumluer was invited as Keynote Speaker of the Ninth International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE2010) held at Karadeniz Technical University of Trabzon Turkey on September 27-30, 2010.

Numerous ICT Researchers have been named to Spring 2010 List of Teachers Ranked as excellent by their students. This list is compiled after each semester, and is based on the evaluation forms filled out by students. Facutly members receiving this honor include: Bassem Andrawes, William Buttlar, Carlos Armando Duarte, Khaled El-Rayes, Youssef Hashash, Dan Kuchma, Jim LaFave, Liang Liu, Jim Long, and John Popvics.


Imad Al-Qadi accepts the ASCE Central Illinois Chapter Distinguished Award. From left: Professor Imad Al-Qadi, George Ghareeb, president-elect of the ASCE Central Illinois Section, and Fernando Moreu (MS 05).