University of Vermont

College of
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Jean-Guy Beliveau named ASCE Fellow

Release Date: 01-20-2009

Author: Dawn Marie Densmore
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Dr. Jean-Guy
BéliveauDr. Jean-Guy Béliveau has been elected as a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for significant technical or professional contribution and demonstrating notable achievement in responsible charge of engineering activity. This is ASCE's second-highest membership grade, exceeded only by distinguished members. UVM is one of seven universities to have faculty recognized for excellence, and is included with the University of Michigan, the University of Illinois, China's Tianjin University, India's University of Poona, and Sri Lanka's Universities of Peradeniya and Moratuwa.

Dr. Béliveau's research involves the use of measured vibrations and concepts of structural dynamics to assess structure for stiffness, stability and strength. His applications involve model testing methods as well as measurements of resonant frequencies to determine axial compression in rails and tension in the iron bars of wood and iron trusses, and the use of vibration and system identification techniques to determine the aerodynamic coefficients of suspension bridges.

"We are proud of Dr. Béliveau's accomplishments and innovative civil engineering concepts," says Domenico Grasso, Dean of the UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS). "His work exemplifies our faculty's excellence as well as CEMS' vision for implementation of sustainable engineering practices for our planet."

Dr. Béliveau obtained his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Vermont in 1968, and a doctorate in civil engineering from Princeton University in 1974. He is currently a professor at UVM and chair of the School of Engineering's civil and environmental engineering programs. He has taught structural engineering and has advised graduate and undergraduate students throughout his career both in Canada and the United States.

Dr. Béliveau served as ASCE Vermont Section president and has served as a member of committees dealing with structural stability and structural identification of constructed facilities. He is a licensed professional engineer in Canada and a licensed structural engineer in Vermont, and has more than 60 technical publications that include 20 journal publications and more than 20 technical reports.

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 133,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE's vision is to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life.