Abbas honored with Croes medal

Published: Jun 5, 2007 3:31:47 PM
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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has awarded Hassan H. Abbas with the 2007 J. James R. Croes Medal. Abbas, assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, will receive a certificate and medal during the group's annual business meeting in Orlando on Nov. 3.

"This work represents cutting-edge research in this important area of transportation engineering," said Mike Stallings, department head in civil engineering. "The award is a fantastic honor, and we are proud of Hassan's well-deserved recognition."

The award was established by the society in 1912 as a tribute to John James Robertson Croes, former president of ASCE. The medal is presented to recognize a paper that contributes to engineering science. Abbas was cited for his groundbreaking work on bridge girders with corrugated webs that result in stronger, longer lasting bridges.