Awards

 




2017 Awards

You can submit your nominations to the WFEO and the Hassib J. Sabbagh Awards either online or by using the pdf files by clicking on the following links.


  Download the 2017 WFEO Awards Presentation and Nomination form

  View/Download the 2017 Hassib J. Sabbagh Award Presentation and Nomination form

2015 Awards

The WFEO 2015 Awards were presented in Kyoto, Japan at the WFEO Gala dinner on 3 December 2015 during the General Assembly meetings.

WFEO Medal of Engineering Excellence

The first presentation of the WFEO Medal of Engineering Excellence was made in September 1989 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, during the 12th General Assembly of WFEO.

The Medal is presented biennially hereafter, helping direct world attention to the practice, theory and public contributions of engineering. The recipient is chosen based on his or her noteworthy contributions to the practice, theory, or public status of engineering. Selection also takes into consideration the appreciable experience in the profession, international standing as well as significant educational accomplishments.

Prof. Lu Youmei is the winner of the 2015 WFEO Award of Engineering Excellence.

Professor Lu Youmei is renowned Chinese hydropower engineering expert and has devoted his whole career into China’s water dams and hydropower development.

He has taken part and led the construction of many mega-size hydropower projects with a total installed capacity of 25,940 MW, which include the world’s largest water conservancy and hydropower project-Three Gorges Project.

Mr. Lu has been Vice Minister of the Ministry of Energy of China, President of China Three Gorges Project Company (CTGPC), Chairman of Chinese National Committee on Large Dams (CHINCOLD). He has rich experience in energy development and project management, having huge influence in and out of the industry.

WFEO Medal of Excellence in Engineering Education

The first presentation of WFEO Medal for Excellence in Engineering Education was made in Madrid, Spain, in November 1999, during the 18th General Assembly of WFEO. The Medal was to be presented biennially hereafter, helping direct world attention to the importance of continuing improvement in the quality, delivery and relevance of engineering education and training.

The recipient is chosen based on his or her noteworthy contributions to the improvement of engineering education. Special consideration is also given to outstanding services rendered by educators to engineering educational institutions, and to those involved in the education of engineers. Selection also takes into account appreciable experience in the profession as well as significant educational accomplishments.

Prof. Chan Wirasinghe is the winner of the 2015 WFEO Award of Excellence in Engineering Education.

Chan Wirasinghe is an engineering educator who obtained his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Ceylon in 1968.

He won a US Fulbright Scholarship to Berkeley and completed his Ph.D. in 1976. He moved to the University of Calgary in Canada in 1976 where he is currently a Professor of Civil Engineering. He is also the Academic Director of the Center for Transportation of the Van Horne Institute.

Dr. Wirasinghe became the Dean of the Schulich School of Engineering in 1994, held the post until July 2006, and advanced the School to be one of the best in Canada. In addition to traditional disciplines, the School offers B.Sc. programs in Software, Biomedical, Oil and Gas, Geomatics and Energy Engineering. It is a leader in women in engineering activities.

Dr. Wirasinghe’s research interests are in transportation and mitigation of natural disasters. He has over 250 publications and supervised over forty research students.

Professor Chan Wirasinghe is a Fellow of Engineers Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and has received the Alberta Premiers Award of Excellence, a D.Sc. (Honorary) from the University of Moratuwa, the APEGA Centennial Award, and was named Calgary’s Citizen of the Year for 2005.

The Hassib J. Sabbagh Award for Engineering Construction Excellence

This Award was instituted in 2002 by the initiative and endowment of late Hassib J. Sabbagh who devoted many years of concern and effort in the area of engineering and construction.

The purpose of this Award is to direct world attention to the role of engineering in sustainable development. The Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), under the leadership of late Hassib J. Sabbagh, gave the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) responsibility for organizing the Hassib J. Sabbagh Award for Engineering Construction Excellence.

The Jinping Project Team is the winner of the 2015 Hassib J. Sabbagh Award for Engineering Construction Excellence.

Dr. WU Shiyong, Vice General Manager/Professoriate Senior Engineer Yalong River Hydropower Development Company, LTD is representing the Jinping Project Team.

After endeavors for over a decade, the Jinping Project Team led by Dr. Chen Yunhua overcame numerous world-level difficulties in construction of the super-tall arch dam and deep-buried tunnels and caverns, and successfully built the two world-class huge hydropower projects.

Dr. Wu Shiyong, Vice General Manager of Yalong River Hydropower Development Company, Ltd. represented the Jinping Project Team and received the award.

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