UBC engineer named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

UBC Civil Engineering professor Nemkumar Banthia was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) in Ottawa on Nov. 26, 2011. Election to the RSC is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada.

Banthia holds a Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Rehabilitation and is a leading international expert on structural health monitoring, strengthening for seismic, blast and other catastrophic events and low carbon footprint construction materials. One of the most cited in the field, Banthia’s research has enhanced the safety and sustainability of civil infrastructure all over the world.

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