Vanderbilt’s Shihong Lin wins Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize

Vanderbilt’s Shihong Lin wins Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize

Shihong Lin, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been awarded a Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Analysis Prize by the American Culture of Civil Engineers. Lin was honored together with 3 other researchers.

Shihong Lin (Vanderbilt University)

The Huber Prize, named right after previous ASCE president Walter L. Huber, is offered to researchers based on the impression of their analysis on their picked out subdisciplines and on the broader industry of civil engineering. The award committee focuses on influence as calculated by full quantity of citations, h-index, complete exploration funding obtained and letters of advice. 

Lin was acknowledged for his contributions in advancing elementary knowledge of and developing impressive technologies for h2o separation procedures to address critical troubles in water and source sustainability. 

Separation procedures have performed an indispensable function in modernizing drinking water therapy and will turn into progressively essential as water procedure evolves to adapt to local weather improve. In addition to improving h2o security, state-of-the-art water separation processes are also essential for tapping into unconventional resources for a sustainable provide of nutrition and critical minerals. 

“I am humbled and honored to sign up for a cohort of exceptional colleagues from all parts of civil engineering in getting recognized with the Huber Prize,” Lin claimed. “While officially the award is a recognition of my analysis contributions to the field, we all know that these contributions would not have been doable devoid of the hard operate and creativeness of the pretty substantial-top quality graduate students at Vanderbilt.  

 “Winning the Huber Prize is a sizeable milestone in my profession, and it motivates me to proceed to be bold and innovative and to execute impactful research to advance the essential science in drinking water separation processes and create technological innovation that can benefit modern society towards increased sustainability.” 

Lin, who joined Vanderbilt in 2015, grew up in China and received his bachelor’s degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2006. He attained his master’s diploma and Ph.D. from Duke University in 2011 and 2012.  

About the American Culture of Civil Engineers 

The American Society of Civil Engineers signifies additional than 150,000 members of the civil engineering job in 177 international locations. Launched in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering modern society. It stands at the forefront of a career that programs, types, constructs and operates society’s economic and social engine—the designed environment—while preserving and restoring the purely natural setting. ASCE is a primary service provider of specialized and qualified conferences and continuing education is the world’s major publisher of civil engineering material and serves as an authoritative resource for codes and standards that secure the community.