Professor Dan M. Frangopol was recently awarded the inaugural Fazlur R. Khan Life-Cycle Civil Engineering Medal. This award is granted to a member of the International Association of Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCEE) who has made important contributions to the advancement of life-cycle civil engineering through journal or conference papers, or other written presentations. This award was presented at the Third International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2012) earlier this October. Frangopol’s former graduate student Nader M. Okasha'10PhD, now an assistant professor at University of Hail, Saudi Arabia, received the IALCCE Junior Research Award at the same time.
In addition to this most recent award, Frangopol is speaking worldwide through the end of the year. On November 9, Frangopol will be giving a lecture as part of the Warren Lecture Series at the University of Minnesota’s Civil Engineering Department. Frangopol will also be a keynote speaker at the First International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2012) in early December. The conference will be hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where Frangopol serves as an Honorary Professor and Ambassador between Lehigh and HK Polytechnic.