|Engineering professor named Fellow by ASCE|
Sukhvarsh Jerath, professor of civil engineering, was recently elevated to the membership level of “Fellow” within the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The Fellow designation is considered one of the most esteemed honors that civil engineers can receive from their peers. Fewer than 6 percent of ASCE members hold the title of Fellow.
Jerath is recognized for his extensive teaching, research and publications in the areas of concrete material properties, durability of concrete pavements, stability of cylindrical shells, and structural analysis and design. He has taught nearly 20 different engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels during his 36-year tenure at universities in India and the United States.
Jerath has advised and supervised dissertations and theses for 18 students. He is dedicated to his scholarly research and has successfully involved students in his projects, preparing the next generation of engineers to meet future challenges. Jerath has transferred his scholarly work to industry application as a consultant specializing in design and construction of concrete chimneys for coal-fired power plants, and on projects focusing on earth sheltered homes, transfer towers for coal and lime stone conveyors for taconite plants, pre-engineered buildings and gasoline storage tanks, as well as providing design work on the Fargo Dome in North Dakota.
Jerath has been active in his service to ASCE at many levels since 1972. He has been past president of the North Dakota section of ASCE, chair of ASCE District 8 Council, and was faculty advisor to the UND student chapter for seven years, in addition to participating on several technical committees.
Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 140,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society.