Anand, Briaud receive Regents Awards

February 4, 2015
| By: Tim Schnettler

Dr. N.K. Anand and Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud were named recipients of The Texas A&M University System’s Regents Professor Award and Regents Fellow Service Award, respectively.

Both Anand and Briaud will be formally honored Wednesday (Feb. 11) at a banquet in the Bethancourt Ballroom of the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M University campus.

Anand is the executive associate dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering, the associate director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and the James and Ada Forsyth Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Anand joined the faculty at Texas A&M in 1985 as a tenure-track assistant professor in mechanical engineering after working as a systems engineer with the Link Division of the Singer Company in Silver Spring, Maryland.

He became a full professor in 1996 and in 2007 was appointed the holder of the James and Ada Forsyth Professorship. Since 1998 he has served the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Look College and TEES in several leadership roles.

Briaud is the Buchanan Chair professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering and a TEES researcher. He is also a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and president of the Federation of International Geoengineering Societies.

Briaud came to Texas A&M in 1978 and has served the department, college and TEES and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) with distinction for 36 years

He received tenure and promotion to Halliburton Associate Professor in 1983 and in 1986 became one of the youngest faculty members to be promoted to full the rank of full professor. In 2002 he was awarded the Buchanan Chair.

The Regents Professor Award honors individuals at the rank of professor or equivalent whose distinguished performance in teaching, research and service have been exemplary. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the A&M System on faculty members.

The performance of those selected is considered meritorious and worthy of recognition of their achievements that had an impact on not only their institution or agency, but also the community, the State of Texas, and/or at the national and international levels.

The Regents Fellow Service Award honors and recognizes extension, research and service professionals within the agricultural and engineering agencies, health science center and veterinary medical diagnostic laboratory.

These professionals must have demonstrated a significant commitment and contributions to their respective agency by providing exceptional leadership in educational or program delivery/scholarship, research or service that have resulted in significant impact and lasting benefits to the State of Texas and beyond.

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