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Vijay named 2021 ASCE Fellow

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P.V. Vijay has been named an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Fellow.

P.V. Vijay, associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at West Virginia University, has been named an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Fellow. 

Story by Adrianne Uphold, Graduate Assistant 


Vijay was selected for his commitment to the field of civil engineering, his mentoring capabilities and his contributions to solving future engineering challenges with emerging technologies in an economical and sustainable way. 

“It is a great honor to be recognized as a 2021 ASCE Fellow for professional and educational achievements in the field of civil engineering,” Vijay, of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, said. “This fellowship reflects my contributions and commitment to the research, education and outreach at the Statler College for more than two decades.”

Vijay holds a master's and Ph.D. in civil engineering and is a registered professional engineer. His teaching, research and development focus is on highway, waterway and railway infrastructure built of fiber reinforced polymer composites, concrete, steel and timber materials. 

Vijay’s research includes the development of innovative structures such as large-scale fiber reinforced polymer and steel hybrid wicket gates for rivers, fiber reinforced polymer recess panels to withstand barge impacts in locks and dams, pedestrian bridges and pavement panels, fire-resistant wall panels and recycled polymer structural products. 

ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine - the built environment. It is a leading provider of technical and professional conferences and continuing education, the world’s largest publisher of civil engineering content and an authoritative source for codes and standards that protect the public. ASCE represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries, but ASCE Fellows only represent three percent of the Society’s overall membership.



Contact: Paige Nesbit
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
304.293.4135, Paige Nesbit

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