Ram Balachandar (left) accepts the Camille A. Dagenais AwardUWindsor engineering professor Ram Balachandar (left) accepts the Camille A. Dagenais Award at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering in Laval, Quebec.

Professor recognized by national civil engineering society

Civil and environmental engineering professor Ram Balachandar has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to the development and practice of hydrotechnical engineering in Canada.

Dr. Balachandar received the 2019 Camille A. Dagenais Award during the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering’s (CSCE) annual conference on June 14, in Laval, Quebec.

Balachandar’s research focuses on open channel flows and fluid-structure interaction. His research efforts in the area of scour have led to substantially improved design equations. Balachandar has published 150 journal papers, six book chapters, and more than 200 conference papers and is an associate editor for the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering.

The life time achievement award was established in 1981 in honour of Camille Dagenais, one of “the most renowned hydrotechnical engineers in the country,” according to CSCE.

—Kristie Pearce