Firdaus Udwadia Wins Torrens Award
In recognition of his service as editor for the American Society of
Civil Engineers' Journal of Aerospace Engineering, AME
professor Firdaus Udwadia has won the society's Richard R. Torrens
Award for 2008.
From the ASCE's publications web page:
The Richard R. Torrens Award, begun in 1986, is given to an editor
whose performance in this position is exemplary. Frequently, he or she
has been responsible for significant growth in the quality and stature
of a journal and often in the size or frequency of the
publication. Recipients usually have an excellent record of timeliness
To be eligible for consideration for the award, a candidate must have
been editor of an ASCE journal for at least a year and a half and be
editor of the entire journal (not simply a section of a journal, such
as the Air Transport section of the transportation engineering
journal). Coeditors are eligible. The editor must be editor of a
periodic (not an aperiodic) journal.
Each year, the Executive Committee Chair of each institute, division,
or council that has an editor eligible for the award is asked to
recommend their editor for the award, if he or she believes the editor
Congratulations to Professor Udwadia!