Awards and Honors

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  • UF Eckhoff Steel Bridge Named Back-to-Back Champions

    June 14, 2022

    The University of Florida’s Eckhoff Steel Bridge team has done it again.   The team placed first in the American Institute of Steel Construction’s (AISC) Student Steel Bridge National Competition for the second year in a row. The competition was hosted by Virginia Tech on May 27 and 28 with more than 140 participating schools internationally.  “The team, ...

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  • Spratley Named UF Advisor of the Year

    April 27, 2022

    Sophie Spratley, Ph.D., an academic advisor in the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE), was named the University of Florida’s (UF) Professional Advisor of the Year. She is the sole recipient of the award.  “Sophie is an amazingly talented and dedicated individual and we are incredibly ...

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  • Ferraro Receives Leadership Award from Concrete Institute

    March 29, 2022

    Christopher Ferraro, Ph.D., P.E., a civil engineering assistant professor within the University of Florida Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE), has received the American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award for his work on technical committees. Dr. Ferraro is one of three recipients to be awarded for 2022.   “Dr. Ferraro’s service ...

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  • Todd-Brown Receives NSF Career Award to Predict Soil Carbon Dynamics

    March 21, 2022

    Kathe Todd-Brown, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment, has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) CAREER award to improve the predictive understanding of soil carbon dynamics by connecting different theories with diverse measurements.   With a background in computational biogeochemistry, Dr. ...

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  • Riding Named ACI Fellow

    March 16, 2022

    Kyle A. Riding, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE) at the University of Florida, has been named a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Dr. Riding is one of 20 members inducted into the 2022 class. Dr. Riding has been ...

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UF Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipients

  • Robert (Bob) O. Powell (2004):  Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award. Powell Brothers Barge Terminal, Inc.
  • Dr. R. Bruce Taylor (2000):  Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Taylor Engineering, Inc. Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award.
  • John W. Vogt (1989):  Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award.
  • Dr. Paul Zung-Teh Zia (1983):  Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award , Retired from NC State Dept. of Civil Engineering & formerly of Becton Dickinson.
  • Dr. Michael Durham (2013): An environmental engineer with both master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Florida, Durham is a serial entrepreneur as well as a recognized leader in energy and environmental policy. He has been involved in the measurement and control of emissions from the coal-fired power industry for over 40 years. He currently invests his time and resources empowering the next generation of engineers to continue exploring innovative sustainable solutions.
  • Charles (Chick) W. Gregg (1999):  Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award. President & CEO, Greater Construction Corp. & Retired Ex. Vice President & CEO of Reynolds, Smith & Hills.
  • George Kirkland (2014): – Created the George Kirkland Professorship in Engineering Leadership. It was the first endowed faculty position with a component dedicated to leadership education at the college.
  • Arthur W. Saarinen (2001) (deceased):  After retiring professionally and returning to Alachua County, he was invited to teach in the UF Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences. He also served for 8 years on the Alachua County Planning and Zoning Commission and the board of the Alachua Conservation Trust.
  • Ernest Hendricks (1972) (deceased): Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • James F. Shivler, Jr. (1972) (deceased): Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Leon B. Thrasher (1981) (deceased): Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award