Wu receives international bridge and structural engineering award

Award is Wu’s fourth national or international recognition in three years

Published June 27, 2018

Teng Wu, a faculty member specializing in structural, bridge and wind engineering, received the 2018 International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) prize for his contributions to structural engineering.

“We are proud to have Teng as a member of our faculty. He continues to be recognized nationally and internationally for his contributions to bridge, structural and wind engineering.”
Joseph Atkinson, Professor and Chair
Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

By Peter Murphy

Assistant professor Teng Wu

Teng Wu

This prize honors an early career member of the IABSE for outstanding achievements in the field of structural engineering, in research, design or construction. It is presented to an individual member at or under the age of 40.

According to IABSE, Wu received the award “in recognition of his significant contribution in strengthening the role of structural engineers in complex international and multidisciplinary projects and his involvement in many innovative structural design achievements in the field of architecture and building structure.”

Wu, whose research addresses the effects of service and extreme winds on the built environment, has also been recently recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) with its 2016 ASCE Alfred Noble Prize, the American Association for Wind Engineering (AAWE) with the 2017 Robert Scanlan Award, and the 2017 International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE) with the Junior Award.

Wu’s work to date has focused on the development of analytical tools to provide a better understanding of nonlinear and unsteady features regarding bridge aerodynamics, and an analytical framework for the rapid estimation of wind and rain hazards during tropical cyclones.

“We are proud to have Teng as a member of our faculty. He continues to be recognized nationally and internationally for his contributions to bridge, structural and wind engineering,” says Joseph Atkinson, professor and chair of the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. “Teng, along with our other faculty, students and researchers, will continue to work together and advance civil engineering.”

Wu will receive the award at the 40th IABSE Symposium in Nantes, France in September.

Teng Wu joined UB in 2014 after completing his PhD at the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include nonlinear and transient aerodynamics, nonstationary winds, fluid-structure interaction, reduced-order modeling, hurricane hazard modeling, climate change and other topics.