Dr. Yang receives 2024 Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering

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Congratulations to Dr. Zhaohui “Joey” Yang, Ph.D., M. ASCE, who has been selected by ASCE’s Cold Regions Engineering Division (CRED) to receive the 2024 Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering for his outstanding contributions to cold regions engineering, most notably research efforts associated with improving the seismic design of bridge foundations in frozen ground, for his service to his profession, and his contributions in engineering education as Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), College of Engineering. 

The Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering is a memorial award to the outstanding professional accomplishments of Harold R. Peyton, F.ASCE, bringing awareness and interest in the challenges of cold regions engineering. The award was established by the Board of Direction in October 1988. 

Dr. Yang joined UAA as Assistant Professor in May 2003. He is currently Professor of Civil Engineering, Associate Director of Alaska University Transportation Center, and Director for Geotechnical and Frozen Ground Engineering Research Laboratory. Dr. Yang's expertise is in geotechnical and earthquake engineering, and he has maintained an active research program with particular interests on cold regions- related topics. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers, including 30 journal articles. Dr. Yang has received research funding in geotechnical and earthquake engineering and cold regions-related research from NSF EPSCoR, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Dept. of Interior, U.S. Department of Transportation via Alaska University Transportation Center, U.S. Dept. of Energy through Alaska Energy Authority, State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, and Municipality of Anchorage. 

This year, the Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering acceptance ceremony will be held during the ASCE 20th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering in Anchorage, Alaska, May 13-16, 2024.