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Kelvin Wang Receives the 2018 Francis C. Turner Award

Thursday, April 5, 2018

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The Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) is pleased to announce the selection of Kelvin C.P. Wang, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE to receive the 2018 Francis C. Turner Award for his international leadership in the field of transportation engineering research and education, for his outstanding contributions that advance the knowledge and practice of pavement engineering, and for his applications of multidisciplinary advanced technologies. Dr. Wang will be recognized at the ASCE-T&DI International Conference on Transportation and Development in Pittsburgh, PA, on July 16, 2018.  Dr. Wang will deliver the prestigious Turner Lecture during the conference's awards banquet.

Dr. Wang is a Professor and Gilbert, Cooper, W&W Steel Chair of Civil Engineering School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Oklahoma State University. Throughout his career, Dr. Wang has worked to help advance pavements in the United States, China, and elsewhere.  His service to the industry mirrors the spirit and purpose of the Francis C. Turner Award, which recognizes individuals who have contributed to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of transportation engineering.

Some of the accolades Dr. Wang has received are regarding his research over the years, which has made profound contribution in the area of transportation infrastructure monitoring and assessment. He has been the leader of a team that has conducted research and developed technologies to perform rapid automated survey of pavement distresses. He pioneered the method of integrating digital media and databases into centralized information systems for highway management. This method remains to be a key information system for all routine engineering activities at the Arkansas Highway Department.

Dr. Wang has an extensive publication record and vast service activities at national and international levels.  He is known for his leadership activities as ASCE and TRB, and as an outstanding educator at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

The award was established by T&DI of ASCE by the solicitation of gifts from the many friends and admirers of Francis C. Turner, Hon.M.ASCE, former Chief Engineer of the Bureau of Public Roads, and retired Federal Highway Administrator. It was instituted by the Board of Direction in October 1988.