Monday, April 11, 2011
University Professor Jacobo Bielak Named ASCE Distinguished Member
University Professor Jacobo Bielak has been named Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Distinguished Membership is the highest recognition the Society may confer, second only to the title ASCE President. It is reserved for members of the Society who have attained the grade of Member or Fellow and who demonstrate acknowledged eminence in some branch of engineering or in its related arts and sciences.
Professor Bielak is recognized for his pioneering work in creating three-dimensional models that simulate how earthquakes impact buildings, bridges and other critical infrastructures; for demonstrating the use of high performance computing in civil engineering practice; and for educating the next generation of engineers.
Professor Bielak is also mentioned in the May 2011 newsletter of the ASCE Pittsburgh Section.