Caesar Abi Shdid, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, associate professor and CIE Chair at Lebanese American University, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Abi Shdid has been an educator of next-generation civil engineers for over 15 years. In this capacity he has instructed graduate and undergraduate students in a variety of structural engineering topics at multiple universities and multiple construction engineering and management firms. He is engaged in civil engineering research and discovery on the analysis and assessment of the structural performance of critical infrastructure facilities.
He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, and three course-specific textbooks published by Pearson. His research record also boasts securing over $700,000 of external research funding. His scholarly work includes mentoring and supervising over 20 M.S. and Ph.D. students.
In serving his higher education mission, Abi Shdid has for over five years been a program evaluator (PEV) and senior PEV for ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC), where he is responsible for evaluating civil and construction engineering programs seeking ABET accreditation worldwide. He was also a member of ASCE’s Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge 3 Task Committee, which was charged with preparing a document that defines the knowledge, skills and attitudes the future civil engineer should have for entry into the profession.
Abi Shdid is a member of several technical committees, such as Mathcad Engineering Technical Committee and ASME Pipes and Pressure Vessels Division’s Technical Committee on Design and Analysis. Besides ASCE, he is a life member of the American Institute of Steel Construction; a member of the American Concrete Institute, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute and ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute (SEI); and an affiliate member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
Read his work at the ASCE Library.