CEE chair lauded for contributions to hydraulic engineering

Dr. Panayiotis "Panos" Diplas, the P.C. Rossin Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lehigh University, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE.)

The honor is given to practitioners and educators who have distinguished themselves as mentors and leaders in the civil engineering profession whose impact is felt on a global scale. According to the organization’s Web site, ASCE Fellows are individuals who have made "celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world." The rank of Fellow is a prestigious honor held by less than 3% of ASCE’s more than 150,000 members in 177 countries.

"The Society's Fellow grade is intended to recognize members who have made celebrated contributions to our profession," says David M. Wieller, PE, President of the Lehigh Valley Section of ASCE (LV-ASCE) and a senior engineer with Borton-Lawson. "LV-ASCE was delighted to have the opportunity to nominate Professor Diplas for this honor. Through his teaching, research, and professional service, Panos certainly meets the standard."

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