Kareem Receives International Appointment
president of the American Association for Wind Engineering and frequent consultant
to major oil and insurance companies, engineering corporations, and the United
Nations, Ahsan Kareem, the Robert M. Moran Professor of Civil Engineering
and Geological Sciences, has been appointed advisory professor to Tongji
University of Shanghai. This is one of only four such appointments in the
history of the civil engineering program at Tongji, which is rated number
one in China.
Kareem is the director of the NatHaz Modeling Laboratory at
Notre Dame. He specializes in probabilistic structural dynamics, fluid-structure
interactions, structural safety and mitigation of natural hazards. His work
relates to the research efforts at Tongji that focus on wind effects on civil
infrastructure — specifically the mitigation of natural hazards and
the development of tall buildings and long-span bridges — and supports
China’s commitment to advance the nation by encouraging international
collaborations, exchange programs, and technological growth.
the International Association of Wind Engineering has named Kareem the recipient
of the Alan G. Davenport Medal. The award was presented in July 2007 at the
12th International Conference on Wind Engineering in Cairns, Australia.
has also been appointed chair of the Advisory Board of the Engineering Mechanics
Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The board oversees the
technical activities and financial business of the division. Kareem has been
a member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1990.