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Amit Bhasin – ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize

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April 21, 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has awarded the 2017 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize to Associate Professor Amit Bhasin. He is recognized for “creative and rigorous work on the mechanics and physio-chemical behavior of asphalt materials.”

Huber Prizes are awarded to members of the ASCE in any grade for notable achievements in research related to civil engineering. Preference is given to younger members (generally under 40 years of age) of early accomplishment who can be expected to continue fruitful careers in research.

The selection committee particularly noted Bhasin’s research as “providing considerable new insight into the areas of fracture, damage, and healing of asphalt and time dependent materials.” 

Bhasin’s research and teaching interests are in the area of infrastructure materials. He performs research that relates fundamental properties of constituent materials to the engineering performance of composites such as asphalt concrete mixtures.

He has conducted research sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Federal Highway Administration, National Science Foundation, and private corporations. He has received the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the CUTC-ARTBA award for outstanding contributions to research and teaching in transportation, The University of Texas at Austin President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award, and the University of Texas System Regents Outstanding Teaching Award.

Bhasin will receive his award at ASCE 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana in October.