Congratulations to Jie Luo on receiving a 2015-2016 Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Graduate College! This program provides one year of full support for outstanding students as they complete the doctoral degree, and a record number of nominations from across the university were received this year. Jie is working under the supervision of Prof. Larry Fahnestock and Prof. James LaFave, and he is planning for a career in academia when he graduates next year.
Prof. Larry Fahnestock recently received a 2014 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from ASCE. This award recognizes his research contributions in the field of seismic behavior and design of steel wall and braced-frame systems, combining large-scale experimental testing with nonlinear analysis to develop practical guidance for implementation.
Prof. Larry Fahnestock recently received the University of Illinois Civil and Environmental Engineering Excellence Award for Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring. This award recognizes a faculty advisor whom undergraduate students have selected as an outstanding advisor, providing them assistance and guidance in all aspects of their educational experience.
Congratulations to MS candidate Eric Johnson for receiving a 2013-2014 American Institute of Steel Construction – Associated Steel Erectors of Chicago Engineering Scholarship!
Prof. Larry Fahnestock recently received:
- University of Illinois Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Advising Award
- University of Illinois Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
- Chi Epsilon Central District Excellence in Teaching Award
Prof. Larry Fahnestock has been named CEE Excellence Faculty Fellow for his teaching and research achievements and contributions to the advancement of knowledge in structural engineering.
Congratulations to MS candidate Joe Riddle for receiving a 2012-2013 AISC Education Foundation Scholarship!
Congratulations to PhD candidate Dan Borello for receiving the Structural Engineering Instructional Fellowship! Dan is currently (Fall 2012 semester) teaching CEE460 Steel Structures I under the mentorship of Prof. Fahnestock.