Dr. da Silva inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering

Posted on June 25, 2018



The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) has a long-standing tradition of recognizing members for their career achievements and for the excellence of their technical papers. This year, seventeen members were distinguished through their election as Fellows and Dr. Ana Maria da Silva was one of them. Fellows are nominated and elected by their peers, and receive an award recognizing their contribution towards the progress of their profession. Dr. da Silva was inducted on June 15th, 2018, during a ceremony held on the occasion of the CSCE Annual Conference in Fredericton, NB.

Dr. da Silva has made contributions in the fields of fluvial hydraulics and large-scale river morphodynamics. Her research efforts have led to a substantially improved understanding of the dynamics of a variety of fluvial phenomena, including bed forms, meandering and braiding, and have resulted in tools and guidelines for practical application in river engineering and management. She was awarded the 2005 IAHR Arthur T. Ippen Award, and the 2013 CSCE Camille Dagenais Award. She has published several book chapters, over 100 journal and conference papers, and is a co-author of the 2001 IAHR Monograph Fluvial Processes and its 2nd edition (2017). Dr. da Silva has also distinguished herself as an educator, and is the recipient of three teaching awards at Queen’s University. Dr. da Silva has served as an Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering and the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, and as Chair of the IAHR Fluvial Hydraulics Committee. She has also served in several CSCE Committees.