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Research Achievement Award

2009 Recipient: AHSAN KAREEM

The recipient of this year’s Research Achievement Award joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1990. A recognized research leader in the area of structural dynamics and the effects of wind on structures, he has received every major prize in his field, and, most recently, was one of only five civil engineers elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

His work is not measured by awards alone but also by the practical application of his efforts in service to society. An advocate of improved design practices and comprehensive national policies to address wind hazards, this individual’s innovative design aids for wind loads on structures have been incorporated into structural design codes in the United States and around the world.

An active mentor, he has engaged some of Notre Dame’s brightest undergraduates in his research program. His graduate students have embarked upon their own successful careers at top tier institutions and leading structural design and consulting firms, where they have been outstanding ambassadors for the University of Notre Dame.

We are proud to present the ninth annual Research Achievement Award to

Robert M. Moran Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences
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The Research Achievement Award is presented annually to honor a distinguished Notre Dame faculty member who has made significant contributions to scholarship in their discipline and to the research and education goals of the University.

Past Recipients

2001 Dr. Arvind Varna
2002 Eugene C. Ulrich
2003 Maureen Hallinan
2004 George Marsden
2005 Frank Collins
2006 John Borkowski
2007 Thomas C. Corke
2008 Vittorio G. Hösle