Civil + Structural Engineer magazine has named Baabak Ashuri as one of its Rising Stars for 2016 for his exceptional research, teaching and public service benefiting the civil engineering profession.
Ashuri, an associate professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received a certificate designating the Rising Stars in Civil Engineering Award this spring. As one of only 15 Rising Stars in Civil Engineering selected this year, Ashuri was also featured in an article highlighting recipients that appeared in the April issue of Civil + Structural Engineer.
The Rising Stars in Civil Engineering program recognizes civil engineers "40 years old or younger working in the United States who have shown exceptional technical capability, leadership ability, effective teaching or research, and/or public service benefiting the civil engineering profession, their employers, project owners, and/or society," according to Bob Drake, Editor of Civil + Structural Engineer.
Ashuri received the award in recognition of his prolific research, advising of Georgia Tech students and researchers as well as high school science teachers and students, and for professional contributions which include serving as vice-chair of the ASCE Construction Research Congress; vice-chair, Committee on Sustainability and Environment, ASCE Transportation & Development Institute; and member of the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond Technical Advisory Committee.
Ashuri is also an associate professor in the School of Building Construction at Georgia Tech.