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ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Awarded to an alumnus/a for exceptional accomplishment and leadership in the nominee’s professional or vocational field, which brings distinction to themselves and honor to the university. The contribution(s) need not be publicly renowned but should represent important creative effort or accomplishment with significant impact and value.
Barry Gordon is one of the country’s leading experts in corrosion and materials issues in the nuclear power industry.
PUBLISHED BY AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, ASCE
Andy Coughlin’s work has been published in the ASCE Structural Design for Physical Security: State of the Practice. The Task Committee on Structural Design prepared the publication for Physical Security of the Blast, Shock, and Impact Committee of the Dynamic Effects Technical Administration Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. Andy wrote Chapter 10 on Testing and Certification for Physical Security and assisted on several other chapters.
Dilip Dedhia | Gerry Davina
Innovation is a part of SI’s history and core values, and recognizing the contributions of our employees that bring this value to fruition is a priority. The 2020 SI Riccardella’ Innovation’ Award acknowledges the achievements of Gerry Davina and Dilip Dedhia for their outstanding business development initiatives and strategic science and technology advances that have enhanced SI’s reputation as an industry leader. Contributions include areas of probabilistic fracture mechanics, software development, and Programmable Logic Control (PLC) Systems for chemistry process control at nuclear power plants.
Please join us in congratulating Gerry and Dilip.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Yusef (Joe) Rashid | Stan Tang
SI proudly presents The 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award to Yusef (Joe) Rashid and Stan Tang. This SI award recognizes employees that have an outstanding vision in innovation, career-long leadership, commitment, and dedication to the success of our organization. Joe has distinguished himself as a pre-eminent authority in nuclear fuel rod behavior in the world. And Stan’s work in deterministic and probabilistic fracture mechanics and fatigue has supported solving numerous industry issues (e.g., BWRVIP-05) and has led to innovative developments within SI (pc-CRACK and FatiguePro). Both have done extraordinary work and have exemplified the ongoing excellence that SI strives to provide the industry. Thank you for being a part of what makes us unique.
Congratulations, Stan and Joe!
ASCE/SEI AMMANN FELLOWSHIP AWARD
Congratulations to Livia Costa Mello on being one of the 2020 O.H. Ammann Fellowship Recipients!
Livia Mello is currently a graduate research assistant at the University of Houston (UH). She is a Civil Engineering doctoral student working under the supervision of Professors Roberto Ballarini and Jia-Liang Le. Her doctoral research is in developing a novel computational model applicable to the analysis of time-dependent progressive collapse in reinforced concrete buildings. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Viçosa in Brazil, and her master’s degree in Civil Engineering from UH. She is a student member of ASCE/SEI and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), having held officer positions at the SWEUH Section.
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