David Naish, PhD

Distinguished Engineering Educator
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ASCE Le Val Laud Memorial Scholarship (2007-2008), Martin Rubin Scholarship (2007-2008), American Concrete Institute Graduate Student Fellowship (Finalist), Chancellor’s Prize (2006-2007), Cⅇ Outstanding Bachelor of Science Award, June-2006, Member of Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society 2005, Engineering Dean’s Honor List April 2003-June 2005.

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Committee must encourage young faculties (especially who are doing lot of theoretical and experimental research)by giving special awards. The USA needs high quality engineers (which are imported now). The first step is to have high quality engineering professor.

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David Naish, PhD
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California State University, Fullerton
Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept.
800 State College Drive, Fullerton
Calif. 92831


BS - UCLA - Focus: Structural Eng.
MS - UCLA - Focus: Structural Aspect of Earthquake Engineering
PhD -UCLA-  Focus: Research—“Testing and Modelling of Reinforced Concrete         Coupling Beams” under Professor John Wallace.


Assistant Professor: California State University,Fullerton at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department since Aug 2010. Since he joined he became active in experimental research and he collaborated with others. He worked with me (Dr. Pinaki Chakrabarti)in experimental research work, where pre-stressed slabs were tested and repaired with CFRP. We had joint publications (published in conference proceedings). He started another project where he collaborated with UCLA (Dr. John Wallace) and coached a graduate student in another experiment involving Beam-Wall joint.


David is a gentle, polite and pleasant person. He is well liked by the students. He is now our ASCE student Chapter adviser. I think, in future he will contribute a lot to the new generation of students and to the department.

Contribution to the Profession:

He published in professional magazine (with his mentor)while he was a student. He published here at CSUF (with me) Now he is ready for several new publications where he coached new students and completed very successful experiments.


He performs his normal civic duties and he is a very rational person. He is also a good teacher.

Suggested Award Summary:

Dr. David Naish is a young conscious new generation engineering educator. Students will greatly benefit from his teaching and research and so is the industry. Not only he is knowledgeable in the the theory but also he is well qualified for hands on structural engineering experiments which the students need so much today. In course of of time he will be a valuable member of the engineering department.


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