Carnegie Mellon University

Headshot of Prof. Chris Hendrickson

November 11, 2020

Hendrickson Receives 2020 Torrens Award

The Subcommittee on Technical Advancement announced that Hamerschlag University Professor Emeritus Chris Hendrickson is the recipient of the 2020 Richard R. Torrens Award for outstanding performance as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Transportation Engineering: Part A, Systems. This journal focuses on technical and professional engineering articles on the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of air, highway, rail, and urban transportation systems and infrastructure.

The Richard R. Torrens Award was created to honor the memory of Richard Torrens, who served the Publications Department for 17 years and was Manager of Professional and Technical Publications.

The award is made in recognition of Torrens’ distinguished service and honors volunteer journal editors who have made outstanding contributions to the ASCE journals’ program. Achievements in categories such as journal competitiveness, turnaround time, growth, and creativity and innovation shown by the editor are recognized among other measures of accomplishment.