FACULTY HONOR: Vanmarcke receives highest honor from civil engineers

Sept. 23, 2013 1 p.m.

The American Society of Civil Engineers named Erik Vanmarcke a distinguished member of the society, one of the highest accolades among civil engineers. The society honored Vanmarcke, a professor of civil and environmental engineering emeritus, "for his pioneering contributions to probability and reliability applied to geotechnical, wind and earthquake engineering." He will receive the award on Oct. 10 at the society's annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C. Vanmarcke will be among 12 engineers to be named distinguished members of the society this year, bringing to 637 the number who have received the honor since the society's founding in 1852.