Masud elected EMI Vice President

11/16/2021 8:16:53 AM

Arif Masud
Arif Masud

Professor Arif Masud has been elected as Vice President of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). EMI is a top professional society that promotes research and the application of scientific and mathematical principles to address existing and emerging engineering and societal issues. Masud, who is a Charter Member of EMI and was elected to the EMI Board of Governors in 2020, was also recently elected as President-elect of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) 2023.

“It’s an honor to be elected to leadership roles at EMI and SES,” Masud said. “Especially now as the challenges confronting the world community are becoming ever more increasingly complex and require cross-disciplinary solutions that span across traditional domain boundaries in sciences and engineering. Achieving large-scale impact on the quality of life is a common goal that both technical societies share, and it will be an honor for me to lead these efforts.”

Masud joined the CEE at Illinois faculty in 2006, where he is the John and Eileen Blumenschein Professor and Robert H. Dodds Faculty Scholar. His research interests are highly cross disciplinary and cut across departmental boundaries, and he holds joint appointments in The Grainger College of Engineering and Carle-Illinois College of Medicine.

Masud has served as Chair of the Computational Mechanics Committee of ASCE, member of the Nomination Committee for the EMI Board of Governors, and member of the EMI Awards Committee. Masud served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Engineering Mechanics, the flagship journal of EMI, and the EMI Journal of Nanomecahnics and Micromechanics. He was a Plenary Speaker at the EMI Annual Conference 2021. Masud is Associate Fellow of AIAA, and Fellow of USACM, IACM, ASME, SES, AAM, and EMI.