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BYU professor emeritus named member of National Academy of Engineering

A Brigham Young University professor emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the highest honor an engineer can receive.

"This is a lot like receiving an Oscar," says T. Leslie Youd, who retired during the summer of 2004.

Among Youd's accomplishments are the development of techniques for mapping liquefaction hazards that are widely used in earthquake hazard evaluation today. He was also instrumental in placing monitors at field sites to assess the development of liquefaction during future earthquakes and documented field conditions and soil properties at many liquefaction sites.

Youd's other awards include the Superior Performance Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award from BYU, the Utah Engineering Educator of the Year, the Sigma Xi Annual Lecture Award from BYU, the H. Bolton Seed Medal from the ASCE and the Ken Lee Award from the ASCE.

Youd has published more than 60 papers in refereed journals or refereed U.S. Geological Survey publications.

Writer: James McCoy

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