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Dr. Shamsher Prakash, professor emeritus in civil, architectural and environmental engineering, will be recognized at a luncheon to be held during the seventh International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering in Chicago, on May 4. Prakash is being honored for his work and dedication to the geotechnical profession.
This is the last year that Prakash, who is retiring, will organize the Case Histories and Geotechnical Earthquake Conference Series, which he has directed since 1981.
Prakash has dedicated his career to advancing the profession of civil engineering and mentoring tomorrow’s engineers. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently honored him by awarding the Distinguished Membership of the Society. This is the highest recognition the Society confers on its members, second only to the title of president. Since 1852, only 615 individuals have received this recognition from ASCE. Prakash is the only Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee alumnus to receive this honor.
Prakash will also be recognized for his pioneering work on liquefaction of fine-grained soils and seismic analysis of rigid retaining walls, as well as authoring the first comprehensive text on soil dynamics.
For more information visit the conference website at http://7icchge.mst.edu/postconferencetour/index.html.