Christian named ASCE Fellow

Jason ChristianJason Christian, an assistant professor in the University of Georgia College of Engineering, has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), an honor held by fewer than 4% of ASCE’s 150,000 members worldwide.

The distinction of ASCE Fellow acknowledges significant contributions to the civil engineering profession and to a career of service to the public.

At the College of Engineering, Christian draws on more than 20 years of experience as a practicing engineer in the private sector to present realistic career expectations to students.

“I am honored to receive the distinction as ASCE Fellow and will continue work to support and implement the many missions of ASCE,” said Christian. “I also want to continue helping our outstanding UGA engineering students understand their role in the professional work place, appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of current engineering design problems and develop their entrepreneurial instincts.”

Christian received the College of Engineering’s 2015 Gillespie Curriculum Enhancement Award and the Georgia Engineering Alliance’s 2016 Georgia Engineer of the Year in Education Award.

Christian’s research focuses on unsteady and uncertain hydrologic and hydraulic systems, water resource management, floodplain delineation and analysis, and analysis of the reliability and interdependence of infrastructure systems.

An active member of ASCE at the state and local level, Christian serves the ASCE Georgia Section as a director on its board of directors and the ASCE Northeast Georgia Branch as treasurer.

Christian earned a doctorate in environmental engineering from Rice University. He received a master’s of engineering and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University.

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