Caracoglia Selected as ASCE Fellow
Luca Caracoglia, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University, was recently elected as a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), an honor held by only 3% of the organization’s members. ASCE Fellowships are granted to individuals who “have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world.”
Caracoglia contributed to the fields of research, education, and outreach in structural engineering, structural dynamics, probabilistic mechanics, wind engineering, and wind energy over the past 19 years. He has led unique research initiatives such as the exploration of numerical, analytical, and experimental methods for the simulation of the structural response against wind hazards, the study of probability-based methods for the analysis of wind energy systems, and more. He received an NSF-CAREER Award in 2009 for his innovative research on uncertainly propagation in aeroelastic systems.
He has successfully promoted international/national collaborations by organizing a national research workshop on wind engineering and by chairing an international conference which was attended by over 240 participants. Caracoglia has collaborated with world-renowned institutions and has mentored several PhD students along with numerous MS and BS students. He has also participated in seminars, conferences, and invited lectures delivered at major national and international academic institutions.
Additionally, Caracoglia has advanced higher education through academic courses and has played a fundamental role in a unique PhD degree program at Northeastern University. He has been actively involved in civil engineering professional societies and has served as a member of the Board of Directors in the International Association for Wind Engineering, American Association for Wind Engineering, and Italian Association for Wind Engineering. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering and the Journal of Fluids and Structures (Elsevier). Caracoglia was granted two concurrent Full Professor Habilitations (accreditations) by the Italian Ministry of Public Instruction, University and Research (MIUR) in 2019.