Civil Engineering Researcher Recognized for Editorial Leadership

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has bestowed upon Dr. Ehsan Noroozinejad, a distinguished Senior Researcher at UBC Smart Structures, the esteemed ASCE Associate Editor Award of the year. This recognition is an exceptional honor, given the competitive nature of the award, with nearly 1,000 Associate Editors hailing from eminent universities across more than 40 ASCE Journals.

Dr. Noroozinejad was lauded for his continuous and exceptional service, which has significantly improved ASCE’s publication activities. He has been serving as the Associate Editor for the ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction since 2018 and ASCE Natural Hazards Review since 2020. His dedication to ASCE extends beyond his editorial duties and encompasses his participation in various committees, including Emerging Technologies, Risk and Resilience Measurements, Civil Infrastructure and Lifeline Systems, and Structural Health Monitoring & Control.

He has also received numerous accolades both nationally and internationally for his outstanding contributions to the field of civil engineering. He has been instrumental in founding and leading the Resilient Structures Research Group and the International Journal of Earthquake and Impact Engineering since 2017, where he serves as the Chief Editor.

A key factor in conducting research is to ensure that the research has practical applications in the real world. Dr. Noroozinejad emphasizes that it is vital to collaborate with industry partners, stay updated on industry needs and trends, and conduct user studies to validate the effectiveness and usability of the solutions.

Dr. Noroozinejad’s has also been a member of UBC Smart Structures led by Professor Tony Yang since 2022. His research areas include the application of artificial intelligence and robotics in construction, the design of innovative vibration control systems, resilient structures and infrastructure, and modular construction in Canada. Recently, UBC Smart Structure has been investigating the integration of state-of-the-art computer vision, LiDAR, and robotic technologies for smart monitoring and automated construction of civil structures.

“In the future, these technologies will become even more sophisticated and widely used, leading to increased automation, real-time monitoring and analytics, and enhanced decision-making processes for construction projects,” said Dr. Noroozinejad.