New Jersey-Based Baghdady Wins ASCE Norman Medal

Ahmed Baghdady, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, a Project Engineer in Langan’s Parsippany office, received the 2019 Norman Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for his paper titled “Oso, Washington, Landslide of March 22, 2014: Dynamic Analysis.” The Norman Medal was established in 1872 and is awarded annually to recognize a technical paper that contributes to either the practical or research aspects of engineering.

The paper presents an analysis of the tragic 2014 Oso landslide, which destroyed more than 40 homes and fatally injured 43 people. The team’s research is supporting the advancement of future landslide detection, prediction, accurate estimation of slide runout distances, and land-use policies to protect humans and properties from natural hazards.  

ASCE will present the prestigious award to Baghdady and his co-authors, Jordan Aaron, Ph.D.; Oldrich Hungr, Ph.D.; and Timothy Stark, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, during its Annual Convention in October.

Read the full paper.