Honors and Awards

Grand Award Winner (2005)

  • “FRP Cage Reinforced Deck.” Awarded by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Wisconsin Section to Alfred Benesch & Co for implementing an FRP grid systems developed by Bank and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin.

Popular Science “Best of What’s New 2005” Selection (2005)

Charles Pankow Award for Innovation (2006)

  • “GRIDFORM – Prefabricated Modular FRP Stay-in-Place Reinforcement for Accelerated Construction of Bridge Decks.” FRP system developed by Bank and colleagues at the Universities of Wisconsin-Madison and Missouri-Rolla selected as one of two finalists by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation, American Society of Civil Engineers.


Outstanding Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Student Chapter, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001


National Science Foundation (NSF) Presidential Young Investigator


American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) National Collingwood Prize


ASCE National Edmund Friedman Young Engineering Award


Best Paper Award for paper “Motion Planning for Automated Construction,” Construction Industry Institute


Best Technical Paper Award for “An Operations Planning System for Autonomous Landfill Compaction,” Building Mechanization and Mineral Mining Research Institute


ASCE Wisconsin Section Engineers Merit Award


ASCE Wisconsin Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award


ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize for research on the Modeling of Construction Contractor Evaluation and Failure


ASCE Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize for “Case Study of Burlington Cable-Stayed Bridge”