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Professor Nazarian named Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers


Professor Nazarian named Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers


Soheil Nazarian. Ph.D., Professor of Civil Engineering at The University of Texas, was named a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Fellow status is attained through an exemplary record of professional accomplishments. The prestigious honor is held by fewer than five percent of ASCE members. Recipients of Fellow status demonstrate a distinguished career with significant contributions to the Civil Engineering profession.

Dr. Nazarian, who joined the University in 1988, has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of materials and non-destructive testing related to geotechnical and transportation infrastructure. He has been Principal Investigator or Co-PI of more than 90 funded research projects. Dr. Nazarian has also co-authored more than 90 technical reports in the area of pavement materials and Geotechnical engineering. He is the founding Director of the Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems (

Upon receiving the honor Dr. Nazarian commented, "I am very appreciative of this award; only a small number of ASCE members are honored with this status and I'm pleased to join them".

ASCE Fellows are models of the highest level of the Civil Engineering profession. Their career contributions make a discernable impact on the community, society at-large, and future engineering professionals.

Richard Schoephoerster, Dean – College of Engineering, adds "Fellow status in your field is a goal we all aspire to, but few achieve. Dr. Nazarian's accomplishments are reflective of the quality of his research, and as importantly, in the success of his students".


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