September 25, 2014

The Academy was saddened to learn of the passing of Charles C. Ladd III, ScD, PE, D.GE, NAE, Dist.M.ASCE, at his home at the age of 81.  He was considered an icon and was recently featured as a Geo-Legend in the January/February 2013 issue of Geo-Institute’s GeoStrata magazine. 

Ladd was a professor that was also an innovative researcher, especially with the engineering properties of soft clays.  In addition to being part of the original group of Diplomates in the Academy, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1983 and won many ASCE Awards, including: the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, the Norman Medal, the Terzaghi Lecture Award, the Croes Medal, the Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award and in 2012, an Outstanding Project and Leaders lifetime achievement award (also from ASCE).

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