Aghayere Named ASCE Fellow

Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD
Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD

Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD , PEng F.ASCE, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering , has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This prestigious recognition is granted to only 3% of ASCE members who have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world.

Aghayere's research focuses on structural systems and why they fail. He has written extensively about wood, concrete, and steel construction, as well as structural failure analysis. His expertise has contributed to media coverage of notable events, including the Miami Herald’s coverage of the Champlain Towers South condo collapse, which won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage.

As a faculty member in Drexel's College of Engineering and the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Aghayere's teaching centers around building design and structural engineering systems. His books, "Structural Steel Design" (3rd edition), "Reinforced Concrete Design" (10th edition), and "Structural Wood Design" (2nd edition), are considered definitive texts on these subjects.

Commenting on this honor, Aghayere said, "I am deeply humbled and grateful to be recognized as an ASCE Fellow. This recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of not only myself but also my colleagues, students, and collaborators. I am proud to be part of a community that is committed to advancing the field of civil engineering and making a positive impact on society."

Aghayere holds bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in civil engineering from the University of Lagos, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of Alberta, respectively. He is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario, Canada, and worked as a structural design engineer for 8 years fulltime before transitioning to academia, and has kept practicing part-time as a structural design peer reviewer from 1997 to present.