Outstanding Professor Award, 2017-18
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Binod Tiwari is hailed as a remarkable educator and research mentor to his students and as an expert in geotechnical engineering with a global reputation. The Outstanding Professor also is known for his array of achievements as an "inspiring, caring and approachable" teacher, his scholarly contributions in geotechnical engineering, his passion for student involvement in research and never-ending support and leadership to his profession.
Since joining the university in 2006, the professor of civil and environmental engineering has secured nearly $1.6 million in research grants from such agencies as the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. His research focuses on soil and rock slope stability, natural disaster mitigation and geotechnical earthquake engineering. The researcher has conducted research in Japan and Nepal, and serves as a board member of the International Consortium on Landslides. He earned his doctorate and master's degree, specializing in geotechnical engineering, from Niigata University in Japan, and his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Tribhuvan University in Nepal.