Jamie Padgett, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice, has been named a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineering).
The SEI Fellow grade distinguishes members of ASCE as leaders and mentors in the profession. Candidates are nominated by an organizational entity of SEI, and must have worked for at least 10 years in industry, business, construction, academia or some other engineering society activity.
Padgett joined Rice in 2007. Her research focuses on the application of probabilistic methods for risk assessment of infrastructure subjected to multiple hazards, including the subsequent quantification of resilience and sustainability.
She has published more than 200 articles in journals or archived conference proceedings in the field of structural response, reliability and life-cycle assessment. She was founding chair of the ASCE/SEI technical committee on Multiple Hazard Mitigation and is a member of several national technical committees within ASCE, including leadership of the Technical Council on Performance, Safety, Reliability and Risk of Structural Systems.
Padgett formally received the honor on April 7 during a remote session of SEI’s Structures Congress, originally scheduled for April 5-8 in St. Louis.