Kumares Sinha receives 2023 OPAL Award
Kumares C. Sinha, the Edgar B. and Hedwig M. Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, has been honored by ASCE with the 2023 Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) award for demonstrated excellence in furthering civil engineering education.
Dr. Sinha joined the Purdue faculty as an Associate Professor in 1974 and became the Edgar B. and Hedwig M. Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering in 1997. He was the Head of the Transportation and Infrastructure Systems area from 1981-2001 and Director of the Joint Transportation Research Program from 1995-2010. He became an Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2005 and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2008.