Awards and Honors

The achievements of several ICT investigators and students have been recognized with the following awards:

William Buttlar

  • Honorary Professor, Visiting Professor, Chang’An University, Xi’An, China

Larry Fahnestock

  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, for pioneering research contributions in the field of seismic behavior and design of steel wall and braced-frame systems, combining large-scale experimental testing with nonlinear analysis to develop practical guidance for implementation
  • Excellence Award on Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Education Innovation Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Engineering

Youssef Hashash

  • 2014 Peck Medal, Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Chi-Epsilon Honorary Member, University of Illinois Chapter

Liang Liu

  • 2013 Engineering Council Outstanding Adviser Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Scott Olson

  • 2013 Engineering Council Outstanding Adviser Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2014 Chi Epsilon Central District James M. Robbins Excellence Award

Yanfeng Ouyang

  • 2013 Engineering Council Outstanding Adviser Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2014 High Impact Project Award (project R27-089, “2010 Highway Safety Manual Lead State Peer-to-Peer Workshop“), Illinois Department of Transportation
  • 2013 Certificate of Reviewing Excellence, Transportation Research Part B

John Popovics

  • 2014 Teaching Excellence Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Engineering
  • Fellow, American Society for Nondestructive Testing
  • 2014 Faculty Grant Award, American Society for Nondestructive Testing

Timothy Stark and Manzoor Hussein

  • Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award, ASTM International Standards Worldwide Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, in recognition for their work in revising Standard D6467, “Standard Test Method for Torsional Ring Shear Test to Determine Drained Residual Shear Strength of Cohesive Soils”

Erol Tutumluer

  • GeoShanghai Prize for Best Paper (“Behavior of Geogrid Reinforced Ballasts at Different Levels of Degradation”), 2014 GeoShanghai International Conference

Dan Work

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • Faculty Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Raphael Stern (student)

  • 2014 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
  • 2014 Eno Fellowship
  • Eric and Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Fellowship

Angeli Gamez (student)

  • Ernest L. Doctor Memorial Scholarship, Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association

In addition, the following ICT researchers were included in the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for the Fall 2013 semester, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

  • Imad Al-Qadi
  • Larry Fahnestock
  • Liang Liu
  • Hasan Ozer
  • John Popovics
  • Dan Work