Duncan receives national civil engineering award

S_duncan_receives_national_civil_engineering_awardJ. Michael Duncan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is the 2010 recipient of the G. Brooks Earnest Award and Lecture from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Cleveland Section. This award is presented annually to an outstanding individual of national and international prominence, and preferably to a member of the civil engineering field.

A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Duncan joined the Virginia Tech community in 1984. His is world-renowned for his contributions to the discipline of geotechnical engineering. His work includes embankment dam engineering, soil shear strength and slope stability, seepage through soils, and finite element analysis for soil structures.

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