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Hashash wins 2014 Peck Award

9/19/2013 5:05:00 AM

Professor Youssef Hashash, the John Burkitt Webb Endowed Faculty Scholar, has won the 2014 Ralph B. Peck Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The Ralph B. Peck Award recognizes an individual's outstanding contributions to the geotechnical engineering profession. Hashash was cited “for innovative research in evaluating the load and deformation response of deep excavations, using novel modeling approaches and innovative monitoring technologies and the immediate advancement of the excavation design practice, and for his voluntary commitment to the geotechnical community.”

A member of the CEE at Illinois faculty since 1998, Hashash has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in geotechnical engineering, numerical modeling in geomechanics and geotechnical earthquake engineering.  His research interests include deep excavations, earthquake engineering, numerical modeling and soil-structure interaction. He is also involved in the use of visualization and virtual reality techniques in geotechnical engineering applications.