InTrans / May 04, 2023

InTrans researchers among those to be honored with university awards

Kejin Wang
Behrouz Shafei
Alice Alipour

Three Institute for Transportation (InTrans) researchers are among the more than 80 Iowa State University faculty and staff who will be recognized this fall for winning one of the university’s annual awards.

Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) Engineer Kejin Wang and Bridge Engineering Center (BEC) Engineers Alice Alipour and Behrouz Shafei will all receive university awards later this fall.

Wang, who is also the Wilson Professor of Engineering, will receive the title of distinguished professor along with four other Iowa State faculty. The title recognizes faculty whose accomplishments in research or creative activities have had a significant impact on their discipline nationally or internationally and who has demonstrated outstanding performance in at least one other area of faculty responsibility.

Alipour and Shafei, who are also both associate professors in the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Department are among a team that will receive the Interdisciplinary Team Research Award for their Electric Network Disaster Mitigation for Utilities in Rural Environment (ENDURE) project.

The award recognizes an interdisciplinary team of two or more faculty researchers with outstanding achievements who have made a significant contribution to the university’s research and scholarship mission through successful interdisciplinary collaborations. Alipour and Shafei are 2 of 10 members on the team.

The InTrans researchers and the other award winners will be honored at a community celebration slated for September 20. Learn more about all the awards and award winners from the Inside Iowa State article.