Orange County Branch Newsletter

September 2020

ASCE OC Geo-Institute

2020 Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award

By Dr. Michael Givens, PhD, PE, GE, PG | OC Geo-Institute Chair

The ASCE Orange County Geo-Institute (G-I) is pleased to announce that Dr. Binod Tiwari, PhD, PE, F.ASCE has been awarded the 2020 Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award by the Society’s Geo-Institute for co-authoring the paper “Characterization of the Reduction in Undrained Shear Strength in Fine-Grained Soils due to Cyclic Loading,” published in the May 2019 issue of Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering.

Tiwari has greatly contributed to our institute through his active involvement in ASCE technical committees, his well-positioned journal papers, and his leadership at Cal State Fullerton (CSUF). He has been repeatedly recognized for his dedication to improving the future generations of geotechnical engineers with honors that include the CSUF 2017 Outstanding Professor Award, the 2016 Carol Barnes Teaching Excellence, and the 2012 CSUF Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty awards.

On behalf of the ASCE OC G-I and our membership, we thank Dr. Tiwari for his continued contributions to our geotechnical community and congratulate him on a well-deserved award.


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