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Ming Xu receives 2021 Huber Prize from ASCE

The award recognizes especially impactful civil engineering research contributions.

Civil and Environmental Engineering and School for Environment and Sustainability Professor Ming Xu has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Committee on Technical Advancement to receive the 2021 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize. 

Xu is recognized for his outstanding research contributions in life-cycle environmental impact assessment of industrial systems. His research combines methods and concepts from a number of disciplines and investigates the environmental footprint of societal consumption, as well as the environmental impacts of emerging technologies.  

The prize, named after ASCE past president Walter L. Huber, honors achievements in research related to civil engineering. According to the Huber Prize webpage, recipients of the prize are chosen on the basis of their research’s impact, both in terms of the chosen subdiscipline and civil engineering more generally.  

Xu will be presented with a certificate and $400 prize during ASCE’s virtual Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Congress from June 7-11, 2021. 


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