2017 Civil Engineering Kudos

March 2018

  • Dr. Ben Bowers will join CE faculty and Pavements/Materials group starting in summer 2018
  • Dr. Molly Hughes has been selected as the Civil Engineering Outstanding Faculty.  The award presentation will be at the Faculty/Student Awards and Alumni Recognition Spring Reception on April
  • Nam Tran has been promoted to Research Professor as of Fall 2018.
  • Dr. Hugo Zhou has been promoted to the rank of Professor as of Fall 2018.
  • Dr. Jack Montgomery has been named the winner of the 2018 Chi Epsilon Southern District Excellence in Teaching Award. The Southern District encompasses fifteen universities in coastal states between South Carolina and Louisiana, congratulations on this great honor! The award certificate will be presented at the National Conclave in Arlington, Texas.
  • Dr. Frances O’Donnell was selected to attend the NSF-supported Santa Fe Water Workshop on Modeling and Measuring Socio-Hydrological Dynamics Across Scales this summer.
  • Mostafa Nakhaei, a PhD student, was awarded a David R. Jones IV Scholarship from the Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (AMAP). AMAP is dedicated to the development, production, and use of modified asphalts for highway paving. The association promotes technical research, education, production, and planning assistance. Mostafa’s advisor is Dr. David Timm.
  • Cassidy Crossland have won a 2018 Chi Epsilon District Scholarship.
  • Kelsey Doan have won a 2018 National Chi Epsilon Fellowship.
  • Auburn University has been named an ACI Excellent University for 2017. The ACI Award for University Student Activities was initiated to recognize universities that have participated in ACI-related activities. AU ACI Student Chapter can take exceptional pride in having reached this level since only 25 universities are receiving this award for 2017.  Dr. Anton Schindler is faculty advisor ACI Student Chapter.

January 2018

  • DeJarvis Leonard has been selected for the Civil Engineering Outstanding Alumni Award for 2018.  The outstanding alumni will be honored at the Spring 2018 Faculty/Student Awards and Alumni Recognition Reception. 

  • The paper co-authored by Aravind Tankasala, Dr. Anton K. Schindler, and Kyle A. Riding on “Risk of Thermal Cracking from Use of Lightweight Aggregate in Mass Concrete” was also selected to receive the TRB 2017 Concrete Materials Section Best Paper Award.  This is in addition to being selected as the 2017 Best Student Paper from TRB Standing Committee on Basic Research and Emerging Technologies Related to Concrete (AFN10).  This award was announced during the recent 2018 TRB Annual Meeting.

  • John Hatfield has been selected for the Civil Engineering Outstanding Student Award for 2018.  The outstanding students will be honored at the Spring 2018 Faculty/Student Awards and Alumni Recognition Reception

  • Dan Jackson (CE Graduate student), won the graduate student poster contest for Civil Engineering.

  • Dr. Andy Nowak received an honorary doctoral degree from Warsaw University of Technology

  • Kelly Levy Roberts has been selected by ENR for the Southeast Top Young Professionals class.  She has BCE and MS degrees from our program. While at Auburn, she did important research on the behavior of prestressed SCC.

  • Yalin Liu (CE doctoral student) received the 2018 Best Student Paper award from the Transportation Research Board Committee on Basic Research and Emerging Technologies Related to Concrete (AFN10).  Yalin received this award for a paper titled “Finite-element modeling and analysis of early-age cracking risk of cast-in-place concrete culverts", authored by Yalin Liu, Anton K. Schindler, and James S. Davidson.  This award was presented to the authors during the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting.


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