Udaya B. Halabe, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at West Virginia University, is the recipient of the 2012 James M. Robbins National Excellence in Teaching Award presented by Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society.

Halabe has more than 25 years of research and field testing experience in the area of nondestructive testing and evaluation of structural components. He has numerous publications to his credit in the area of nondestructive evaluation of timber, steel, concrete and composite structural components. His expertise includes the use of several nondestructive testing techniques, such as ultrasonics, ground penetrating radar, infrared thermography and vibration-based technologies.

Halabe routinely teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in structural analysis, structural design for dynamic loads and nondestructive material and structural evaluations. He is a recipient of numerous CEE Departmental Excellence in Teaching Awards and 2009-2010 CEMR Outstanding Teacher Award.
Dr. Halabe is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and member of two honorary societies, Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi.

“Congratulations to Dr. Halabe on this wonderful honor,” said Radhey Sharma, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. “This is excellent news and is the second such award for CEE faculty. It is great recognition of top-quality education delivery in the Department.”

Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society, recognizes the outstanding achievement of the individual student and promotes development of characteristics deemed fundamental to the pursuit of a successful engineering career.



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