Dan Frangopol, a structural engineer noted for his contributions to life-cycle engineering, has been named an honorary professor by two of China’s top engineering universities: the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) and Chang’an University in Xian.

The honors were two of many international honors that have been bestowed recently on Frangopol, who is the Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh.

Frangopol is the third structural engineer to be named an honorary professor by HIT, which is located in northeast China and is consistently ranked among the nation’s best science and engineering universities.

He is the first structural engineer to receive the honor from Chang’an, located in central China, which ranks among the nation’s best universities for highway and bridge engineering and is China’s only school with a College of Highways.

Read the full story on the council in the Lehigh University News Archive.