Naito Wins ASCE Outstanding Paper Award

Article documents field investigation following Tohoku tsunami


By a unanimous vote, a paper by Clay Naito, associate chair and associate professor of the department of civil and environmental engineering, has received the 2013 outstanding paper award from the ASCE Technical Council on Forensic Engineering.

The paper, “Fuel Storage Container Performance during the 2011 Tohoku, Japan, Tsunami,” appeared as an article in the July/August 2013 issue of the Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. It was co-authored by Daniel Cox of Oregon State University, Qi-Song (Kent) Yu of Degenkolb Engineers, and CEE alumna Hillary Brooker ’13, ’14G.

Journal editor Kenneth L. Carper, M.ASCE, described the article as “timely, well written, concise, and nicely illustrated,” citing as particular strengths the paper’s photographs from field observations, numerical analyses, and recommendations for future practice.

The authors will receive certificates and recognition at the 7th ASCE Forensic Engineering Congress in November.

Naito tsunami


Clay Naito

Clay Naito, associate chair and associate professor, CEE, is the lead author on the award-winning journal paper.

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