Venkatesh Kodur Elected Fellow of Structural Engineering Institute

September 23, 2013

Venkatesh Kodur, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of MSU’S Center for Structural Fire Engineering and Diagnostics, was elected fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

The 2013 SEI fellows were recognized during the Structures 2013 Congress in May at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Pittsburgh, Penn.

Kodur, an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of structural and fire engineering, has developed fundamental understanding of the behavior of materials and structural systems under extreme fire conditions. The techniques and methodologies resulting from his research are instrumental in minimizing the destructive impact of fire in the built infrastructure, which continues to cause thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in damages each year around the world.

He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Concrete Institute. He has won many notable awards and was part of the ASCE/FEMA Building Performance Assessment team that studied the World Trade Center collapse following the 9/11 attacks.