Pizhong Qiao, Ph.D., P.E., SECB, a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington State University was recently elevated to the membership level of “Fellow” within the society.
The Fellow designation is considered one of the most esteemed honors that civil engineers can receive from their peers. Fewer than six percent of ASCE members hold the title of Fellow.
Dr. Qiao is recognized for his significant contributions to civil engineering research, application and teaching that have advanced theory and practice in the composites area. His outstanding scholarship has led to the development of two novel theories for mechanics and fracture of bi-material interface and a high-order impact sandwich theory.
Dr. Qiao has shared his research through his extensive writings in peer-reviewed journals and presentations. His research has been awarded funding from prestigious sponsors such as NSF, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Federal Highway Administration. He is the recipient of numerous honors including Best Papers, Outstanding Researcher and Outstanding Teaching awards.
Future researchers, practitioners and educators have benefited from his tireless leadership teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate university engineering students. Through his service to ASCE’s Aerospace Division Advanced Materials and Structures Committee and Engineering Mechanics Division Stability Committee, Dr. Qiao has contributed notably to ASCE’s objective to advance the science and profession of engineering.
Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 140,000 Civil Engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society.