Prof. Lombardo receives IAWE Junior Award

CEE Assistant Professor Franklin T. Lombardo has been awarded the Junior Award by the International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE). The award is given annually to one engineer under the age of 40 who has established a record of outstanding achievements and significant and original contributions to wind engineering research and practice.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by my peers for contributions made to wind engineering,” Lombardo said. “None of these contributions would have been possible without guidance and support from colleagues and students alike. I will use this award as motivation to continue building a strong and successful wind engineering program here at Illinois.”

Lombardo is most notably recognized for original and seminal contributions to understanding of the near-ground wind field in tornadoes and downbursts as well as important contributions to U.S. wind-related codes and standards.

The award was presented at the banquet of the 15th International Conference on Wind Engineering September 1-6, 2019, in Beijing, China.

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