National civil engineering society names 2005 honorary members

In honor of extraordinary engineering achievements, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will induct eight distinguished civil engineers into the ranks of its honorary membership on Friday, Oct. 28, at its annual Civil Engineering Conference in Los Angeles. ASCE's highest accolade, active honorary membership is comprised of only 183 of its 137,000 members worldwide....

RESTON, VA, Sept. 8, 2005 -- In honor of their extraordinary achievements and engineering eminence, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will induct eight distinguished civil engineers into the ranks of its honorary membership on Friday, Oct. 28, at its annual Civil Engineering Conference in Los Angeles. The Society's highest accolade, active honorary membership is comprised of only 183 of its 137,000 members worldwide.

Those being inducted are:

• Hojjat Adeli, Ph.D., Hon.M.ASCE, the Abba G. Lichtenstein professor of civil engineering at The Ohio State University, for his pioneering contributions to computing in civil engineering and his leadership in advancing the use of computing and information technologies in numerous engineering disciplines. For more information on Adeli, please visit: http://www.asce.org/pressroom/news/display_press.cfm?uid=1872.

• Richard O. Anderson, P.E., Hon.M.ASCE, principal engineer with SOMAT Engineering, Inc. (Taylor, Mich.), for his contributions and commitment to both geotechnical engineering and civil engineering education and accreditation. For more information on Anderson, please visit: http://www.asce.org/pressroom/news/display_press.cfm?uid=1875.

• David T. Biggs, P.E., Hon.M.ASCE, principal engineer with Ryan-Biggs Associates (Troy, N.Y.), for his advancement of structural masonry engineering through innovative engineering design, restoration and code development. For more information on Biggs, please visit: http://www.asce.org/pressroom/news/display_press.cfm?uid=1874.

• John W. Hernandez, Ph.D., P.E., L.S., Hon.M.ASCE, professor emeritus at New Mexico State University, for his efforts to better water quality, as well as his accomplishments and efforts in consulting, academia and public office in the areas of water resources and water quality. For more information on Whitlock Hernandez, please visit: http://www.asce.org/pressroom/news/display_press.cfm?uid=1871.

• Fred H. Kulhawy, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., Hon.M.ASCE, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University, for his contributions to foundation engineering, the mechanics of soil-structure interaction, the development of reliability-based geotechnical design and the evaluation of soil/rock behavior. For more information on Kulhawy, please visit: http://www.asce.org/pressroom/news/display_press.cfm?uid=1870.

• Cecil Lue-Hing, Sc.D., P.E., DEE, NAE, Hon.M.ASCE, president of Cecil Lue- Hing & Associates, Inc. (Burr Ridge, Ill.), for his expertise, accomplishments and leadership efforts to advance the practice of environmental engineering. For more information on Lue-Hing, please visit: http://www.asce.org/pressroom/news/display_press.cfm?uid=1869.

• Col. Stephen J. Ressler, Ph.D., P.E., Hon.M.ASCE, deputy department head of civil and mechanical engineering at The United States Military Academy, for his advancement of engineering education and outreach through the use of information technology tools, and through the promotion of teaching improvements among civil engineering faculty. For more information on Ressler, please visit: http://www.asce.org/pressroom/news/display_press.cfm?uid=1876.

• Kumares C. Sinha, Ph.D., P.E., Hon.M.ASCE, the Edgar B. and Hedwig M. Olson distinguished professor of civil engineering at Purdue University, for his outstanding contributions to research, education and the practice of transportation engineering worldwide and for his pioneering research on highway maintenance and pavement and bridge performance that helped to establish the field of highway infrastructure management. For more information on Sinha, please visit: http://www.asce.org/pressroom/news/display_press.cfm?uid=1873.

Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 137,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2002. Additional information on the 2005 Conference can be found at www.asce.org/conferences/annual05/.

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