The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has bestowed the 2012 Arthur M. Wellington Prize on Dan M. Frangopol, professor of civil engineering at Lehigh University, and his former graduate student, Nader M. Okasha, for their paper published in the Journal of Structural Engineering. The award recognizes the most significant contribution to the field of transportation from all of ASCE’s 30-plus journals (more than 7,000 papers per year).
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The paper by Frangopol and Okasha, which was published in August 2010, was titled “Novel Approach for Multicriteria Optimization of Life-Cycle Preventive and Essential Maintenance of Deteriorating Structures.”
Frangopol is the Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture. Okasha, now an assistant professor at a university in Saudi Arabia, is one of 35 Ph.D. students whom Frangopol has advised in three decades as a university professor in the United States.
The award will be presented in October at ASCE’s annual conference in Montreal.