James C. Ray, research structural engineer in the Geosciences and Structures Division Research Group of the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center has been named a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Established in 1996, the SEI advances members' careers, stimulates technological advancement, improves professional practice and distinguishes members as leaders and mentors in the structural engineering profession. The Institute drives the practical application of cutting edge research by improving coordination and understanding between academia and practicing engineers. The mission of the SEI of the American Society of Civil Engineers is to advance and serve the structural engineering profession.
Criteria to advance to the status of SEI Fellow includes being nominated by an organizational entity of the institute and requires significant work in structural engineering. Upon completion of the rigorous application and nomination process, advancement to the Institute Fellow grade requires unanimous assent of the Structural Engineering Institute Fellow Review Committee.
Ray earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Mississippi State University. He is a registered professional engineer and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
He has authored a number of technical publications, and his numerous awards include the prestigious Army Research and Development Achievement Award.
The 2016 Structural Engineering Institute fellows will be recognized during the Closing Plenary Lunch at the Structural Engineering Institute Annual Meeting and Congress in February at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center is one of the most diverse research organizations in the world, with seven laboratories located in four states and more than 2,100 employees, more than $1 billion in world class facilities and an annual program exceeding $1 billion. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center supports the Department of Defense and other agencies in military and civilian projects. Principal research mission areas include Soldier support, military installations, environment, water resources and information technology.
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