Kareem Honored by Indian Academy, NAE, and ASCE

Posted on | February 22, 2012 | No Comments

Ahsan KareemRobert Moran Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences Ahsan Kareem has been elected a foreign fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. With this election, he joins an elite group of engineers from India who are also leaders in the United States. Kareem, who is director of the NatHaz Modeling Laboratory, has long been involved in research and educational initiatives in India, including his work at the Structural Engineering Research Center in Chennai (Madras) as a United Nations Development Program consultant. In collaboration with the researchers there, he has been developing a major cyclone resistant design initiative using the large-scale facilities in the center.

Earlier this year Kareem was also elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer who has made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education.

Most recently, he was elected by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as a distinguished member. Distinguished members are those individuals whose contributions to civil engineering are legendary, as are their leadership and research.

A Notre Dame faculty member since 1990, Kareem specializes in probabilistic structural dynamics, fluid-structure interactions, structural safety, the mitigation of natural hazards and applications of cyberinfrastructure for the analysis and design of civil infrastructure. In addition, he has served in the administration, management, and organization of numerous professional societies, including the ASCE, as well as committees of the National Research Council, NAS/NAE, the International Association for Wind Engineering, and the American Association for Wind Engineering.

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