Larry Fahnestock has received one of the 2017 Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Research. The College of Engineering presents this award annually to the assistant professors and associate professors who have been judged by their colleagues to have conducted the best research during the previous academic year(s). The award will be formally conferred at the Engineering Faculty Awards Ceremony on April 24, 2017.
Prof. Fahnestock has received the 2016 Raymond and Sidney Epstein Structural Engineering Faculty Award. This award is given annually to a Structural Engineering Faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for outstanding instruction. Awards are based upon the highest average ICES scores in both the Fall and Spring semester from the previous year.
Fourteen leaders from across the structural steel design, construction, and academic community will receive distinguished awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) at the 2016 NASCC: The Steel Conference (April 13-15 in Orlando). Prof. Fahnestock is being recognized for his work on the reserve capacity of low-ductility steel braced frames in areas of moderate seismicity, in which he quantifies the effects of reserve capacity in non-ductile frames, which may preclude the need for strict seismic retrofit requirements in moderate seismic regions.
Prof. Larry Fahnestock has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 21st annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) Symposium. Engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together for the 2½ day event. The participants—from industry, academia, and government—were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations.
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