Amr Elnashai wins Keith Eaton Award

Published: 20/04/2017

Institution Fellow Amr Elnashai is the recipient of the 2017 Keith Eaton Award.

“The Institution is not only my professional society, but has been part and parcel of my career since the early 1980s,” said Amr, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Penn State’s College of Engineering. “For this and several other reasons, I was very pleased to receive notice of this award. My Ph.D. advisor, Patrick Dowling, was President of the Institution in the past, as well as many other colleagues and friends who are fellows and award winners.”

Created in 2009 to honor the Institution’s past Chief Executive, Keith Eaton, the award recognizes dedicated, valuable, outstanding or exceptional personal contributions towards the advancement of the Institution’s international interests.

Elnashai has hosted successive Institution Presidents on visits to civil engineering departments around the United States, including Georgia Tech, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Penn State and Texas A&M University, to engage undergraduate and graduate structures students with the Institution. He is preparing to host the current president, Ian Firth, and Chief Executive, Martin Powell, at Virginia Tech in September 2017.

“Through these visits, we have raised the awareness of structural engineering faculty and students at top U.S. universities of the outstanding work of The Institution,” said Elnashai.

A fellow of the British Royal Academy of Engineering, the American Society of Civil Engineers and The Institution of Structural Engineers, Elnashai is the founder and co-editor of the leading Journal of Earthquake Engineering, which has been published for 20 years. 

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