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K-State Today Student Edition

March 17, 2017



Esmaeily elected to fellow status in national engineering society

By Mary Rankin

Asad Esmaeily

Asad Esmaeily, professor of civil engineering, has been elected to fellow status by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The honor is held by fewer than 3.5 percent of society members, and is awarded to those who "have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world."

Esmaeily has been active in the society's institutes and technical committees for more than 15 years, organizing and chairing multiple conference sessions and symposia; serving as chair, vice chair and voting member of technical committees; and acting as associate editor and editorial board member of the organization's journal Bridge Engineering, as well as guest editor of the Journal of Engineering Mechanics. A reviewer of various technical journals, he received the society's 2010 Outstanding Reviewer award.

Joining the College of Engineering faculty in 2002, Esmaeily was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 2008 and full professor in 2014. He has served as faculty adviser for the steel bridge and balsa bridge teams, and has been long-time faculty adviser for the concrete canoe team and K-State's American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter, receiving the society's Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

He received both bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Tehran University, as well as a doctorate and master's degree in civil and structural engineering, and a master's in electrical engineering, all from the University of Southern California. He is a licensed professional engineer in California.