March 27, 2017

The Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP) is proud to announce that Charles Dowding, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Dist.M.ASCE, has been named a Distinguished Member of ASCE.


Distinguished Membership is the highest honor ASCE can bestow.  It is reserved for civil engineers who are either ASCE Members or Fellows.  One class of recipients is formally inducted annually.


A Distinguished Member is a person who has attained eminence in some branch of engineering or in the arts and sciences related thereto, including the fields of engineering education and construction."


Whether elected from the membership as a Society Fellow or Member, Distinguished Members (formerly called Honorary Members) are entitled to all the rights and privileges of the Society. The total number of Distinguished Members elected in any year should not exceed one for every 7,500 members. Members of the Board of Direction are ineligible for election to honorary membership during their terms of active membership on the Board of Direction.


Dr. Dowding received his B.S. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1967, his M.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1968 and went on to receive his Ph.D. three years later in 1971. 


His research interests are in Construction Vibrations, Rock Blasting,  Rock Mechanics, Subsurface Exploration Decisions and Micrometer Crack Response.


He’s published many books and articles, including: Micrometer Crack Response to Vibration and Weather, Construction Vibrations, GeoMeasurement by Pulsing TDR Cables and Probes,  and Blast Vibration Monitoring and Control.


He holds two patents:

1. Soil Shear Measurement with Time Domain Reflectometry (Applied for 1994)


2. Water Pressure Measurement with Time Domain Reflectometry (Applied for 1993)