Notre Dame's Kareem Elected to Chinese Academy of Engineering

Published on July 18, 2018


Ahsan Kareem. (Photo: University of Notre Dame)


Ahsan Kareem, the Robert Moran Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected as a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).

The CAE and the Chinese Academy of Sciences are China’s top two think tanks that advise the government and industry on scientific and technological issues. A lifelong honor, election as a foreign member of the CAE is the highest distinction in China in the field of engineering. New members are elected every two years.

Recognized for his distinguished contributions to civil engineering and the promotion of Chinese-American exchanges and cooperation in engineering sciences and technology, Kareem is one of a class of 67 prominent Chinese and foreign engineers and scientists elected to membership in 2017. The induction ceremony took place in June, during the 2018 CAE Annual Meeting in Beijing.

For Kareem, who is a member of the NHERI SimCenter leadership team, this particular international recognition is not his first. Kareem is highly regarded around the world for his expertise in wind and structural engineering, having made a major impact in advancing state-of-the-art in wind effects on structures through the characterization and formulation of wind load effects via analytical/computational/simulation/stochastic framework and fundamental experimental, laboratory, and full-scale measurements. READ MORE.