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Tseng Huang Endowed Professorship Announced for Civil Engineering

August 30, 2006

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington has announced the creation of an endowed professorship honoring Professor Emeritus Tseng Huang, who retired in January 2001 after 40 years of service to the university. During his tenure at UT Arlington, he served as a teacher, mentor, advisor, researcher and friend to countless numbers of students, professionals and faculty.

Dr. Huang, better known as Leo by his peers, received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Chiao Tung University in 1947, and then worked as a civil engineer in Taiwan from 1947 to 1954, when he came to the United States for graduate study. He earned his Master of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1955 and his Ph.D. in Structures from the University of Illinois in 1960. He joined the faculty of UT Arlington in 1961 as an assistant professor of Engineering Mechanics. From 1964 until his retirement, he served as a professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and Taiwan.

A career in academe is measured in part by research accomplishments. Dr. Huang has a long and illustrious record of quality research in the analysis and design of engineering structures. In 1980, he received UT Arlington’s Distinguished Research Award. His works have appeared in prestigious publications such as the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Journal of Structural Engineering and Journal of Engineering Mechanics, and he currently serves as associate editor of the International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering.

He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Structural Stability Research Council, Offshore Mechanics and Polar Engineering Council (Board of Directors) and International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (Board of Directors). In 1993, the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers presented him with the ISOPE Award.

When Dr. Huang retired, his family, colleagues and many admiring former students from all over the world honored him by contributing to a fund, which was later endowed as a fellowship. The endowment has grown to the professorship level; it is currently valued at more than $100,000 and is the first one in the department. The professorship is a fitting tribute to Dr. Huang’s many years of dedicated service to the university and to the civil engineering profession.