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John van de Lindt attains ASCE honor

April 10, 2014

He has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, an honor held by less than 4 percent of the organization's 145,000-plus members.

van de Lindt, who is the George T. Abell Distinguished Professor in Infrastructure in CSU’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was elected by ASCE’s Membership Application Review Committee.

 According to ASCE, its Fellows “have distinguished careers that have contributed significantly to the Civil Engineering profession. The accomplishments of Fellows have left their marks on their communities, society, and future engineering professionals.” 

There are approximately 5,100 ASCE fellows around the world.

Research focus

The CSU researcher is well known for his work to improve the safety of structures and structural systems – particularly wood frame buildings - and their ability to withstand earthquakes, hurricane, tornadoes and other disasters.

He has developed several performance-based engineering approaches and test bed applications as part of his two decades of work in this area.

Last year, van de Lindt led a team that spent a month shaking a four-story building in San Diego to learn how to make structures with first-floor garages better withstand seismic shocks.