Ram Balachandar has been recognized for his pursuit of excellence by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.
Dr. Balachandar, a civil engineering professor, was elected as a fellow during the society’s annual conference held virtually between May 26 and 29.
In 2019, he received the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering’s Camille A. Dagenais Award for his research on open channel flows, fluid-structure interaction, and efforts in the area of scour, which have led to substantially improved design equations.
Balachandar has published 160 journal papers, eight book chapters, and more than 250 conference papers. He is an associate editor for the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering and was recently appointed as the section chief editor of the fluid mechanics section for Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering.
The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering has a long-standing tradition of recognizing members for their career achievements and for the excellence of their technical papers. The society was created to develop and maintain high standards of civil engineering practice in Canada and to enhance the public image of the civil engineering profession.