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Lehigh professor named VP of Engineering Mechanics Institute

Dan Frangopol, a structural engineer known internationally for his contributions to life-cycle engineering, has been elected vice president of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Frangopol previously served EMI as an ASCE presidential appointee to its Board of Governors.

The one-year appointment caps off an ambitious year for Frangopol, who is the first holder of the Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh. Conference and lecture invitations have taken the professor of civil and environmental engineering to six cities on three continents in recent months.

In September, Frangopol presented a keynote lecture in Madrid at the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Symposium on Engineering in Progress, Nature and People.

In October, he was named an honorary member of the Australian Group of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) at the Ninth Austroads Bridge Conference (ABC 2014) in Sydney. He presented the opening plenary lecture at the conference.

Frangopol travelled to Tokyo in November to give the Fazlur R. Khan Plenary Lecture at the Fourth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2014). His talk was the only named lecture presented at the symposium.

In January, Frangopol delivered a keynote lecture at the International Symposium on Emerging Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Infrastructure in Hong Kong. While there, he took part in the first meeting of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) of the Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Read the full story at the Lehigh University News Center.

-Shelley Drozd is the Communications Specialist with the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lehigh University.

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