Ahsan Kareem

Nina Welding | July 6, 2017

Kareem

In a ceremony earlier this summer during the 2017 conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in San Diego, Calif., the University of Notre Dame’s Ahsan Kareem received the ASCE’s Masanobu Shinozuka Medal. Only the second recipient of the award, he was recognized for “his contributions to the modeling of stochastic wind, waves, and earthquake loads and their effects on buildings, bridges, and offshore structures.” 

Established in honor of Shinozuka, a pioneer in stochastic systems study and its applications to civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering, the award is presented biennially in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of stochastic mechanics, reliability and risk, and simulation.

The Robert Moran Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, Kareem is highly regarded around the world for his expertise in wind and structural engineering, including monitoring of hurricane winds and their load effects; development of innovative structural systems for tall buildings and analyses procedures for offshore drilling and production platforms; monitoring performance of coastal construction, deep-water offshore structures, tall buildings, bridges and industrial structures; risk modeling; and development of cyber-based collaborations for research and education in wind effects. During his tenure as director of the NatHaz Modeling Laboratory, he has made extensive contributions to the knowledge base as well as immediate applications to engineering analysis and design tools.

His numerous honors include the 2015 Theodore Von Karman Medal from the ASCE, the 2015 Croes Medal and the Distinguished Research Award by the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability, and election as an inaugural fellow of the EMI.

Kareem is a distinguished member of the ASCE, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a foreign fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. In 2012 he was inducted to the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Hall of Fame for his papers, which have generated a lasting impact on the design, construction or installation of offshore infrastructure.

In a ceremony earlier this summer during the 2017 conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in San Diego, Calif., the University of Notre Dame’s Ahsan Kareem received the ASCE’s Masanobu Shinozuka Medal. Only the second recipient of the award, he was recognized for “his contributions to the modeling of stochastic wind, waves, and earthquake loads and their effects on buildings, bridges, and offshore structures.” Established in honor of Shinozuka, a pioneer in stochastic systems study and its applications to civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering, the award is presented biennially in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of stochastic mechanics, reliability and risk, and simulation. 

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