Dr. Nur Yazdani was recently installed as a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE). SEI established the SEI Fellow grade of membership to recognize a very select group of leaders and mentors in the structural engineering profession, as someone who has attained this distinction and has made an ongoing commitment to, and to supporting the SEI leadership in the profession. The SEI is a vibrant community of more than 20,000 structural engineers within the ASCE. It serves the unique needs of the structural engineering community while influencing change on broader issues that shape the entire civil engineering community. Because SEI members are leaders in structural engineering practice and academia, SEI provides great networking opportunities while stimulating coordination and understanding between academia and practicing engineers - driving the practical application of cutting edge research.