Nina Welding | Feb. 20, 2014 | Notre Dame News
The American Society of Civil Engineers has named Joannes J. Westerink the inaugural recipient of the Orville T. Magoon Sustainable Coasts Award. Westerink is the Joseph and Nona Ahearn Professor in Computational Science and Engineering and Henry J. Massman Chairman of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. The award will be presented at the 34th International Conference on Coastal Engineering in Seoul, South Korea, in June.
Established by the ASCE in 2013, the Magoon Award recognizes outstanding contributions to sustainable engineering practices in managing shorelines and coastal infrastructure through research, design, construction or management of both natural and built environment in coastal zones. It is named for Magoon, a coastal engineer who served the United States Army Corps of Engineers from 1952 to 1985 and was an early leader in sustainability.