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Teng Wu '13 Receives Prestigious International Award

Allison Preston • DATE: July 6, 2018

Teng Wu '13 has been awarded the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Prize.

The award honors an early career member of the IABSE under 40 years-old for outstanding achievements in the field of structural engineering in research, design, or construction. Wu is the first American to receive the prestigious award since 1992 and, at 32, is one of the youngest recipients.  

Wu's research focuses on the effects of extreme winds on the built environment with a focus on bridges. He began his analysis of buffeting and flutter on super long-span bridges in China during his doctoral studies at the University of Notre Dame. Wu conducted his research under the direction of Professor Ahsan Kareem. 

According to IABSE, "Dr. Wu is the most outstanding researcher and among the very best at his career stage in this field. He is one of the few researchers, in his earlier academic career, who have made many contributions in very broad research areas." 

In addition to the IABSE Prize, Wu received the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship in 2013. He also earned the Best Paper Award from the American Association for Wind Engineering (AAWE) in 2014, the 2016 ASCE Alfred Noble Prize, the 2017 AAWE Robert Scanlan Award, and the 2017 International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE) Junior Award.

Currently, Wu is an Assistant Professor at the University of Buffalo in New York. He also serves as Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering and Frontiers in Built Environment-Wind Engineering and Science. Additionally, Wu is an Editorial Board Member for several international journals and serves on numerous ASCE committees including the Wind Engineering Division's Structural Wind Engineering Committee and the IABSE Super Long-Span Bridge Aerodynamics Working Group.