Professor Brian Uy has been recognised for his contributions to the field of structural engineering and for his decades of experience as an international authority on steel and composite structures. His research has covered all facets of building and bridge construction seeking more efficient, safer designs while moving close to net-zero-emissions.
“I have been very fortunate to have worked on significant projects with outstanding teams in consulting, research, Standards Australia and IStructE that have had real impact in the community in relation to public safety,” said Professor Uy.
“I thank the Academy, my nominators and supporters for their efforts in recognising my work and that of the many teams I have led and worked with over many decades.
“I particularly want to thank my family for all their support they have provided to me during my career, especially my wife and children who have inspired me to work tirelessly on issues that have particular importance to the community.”
Professor Uy led the development of two world-leading Australia–New Zealand Standards for constructing composite steel-concrete buildings and bridges, which later influenced standards in America and Europe.
In 2019, he was named John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year by Engineers Australia and in 2021 he was awarded their John Connell Gold Medal for Structural Engineering.
Professor Uy has made significant contributions through his membership of the Institution of Structural Engineers through which he drove the establishment of the Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures Australasia.
He is one of twenty-seven tech trailblazers and influential innovators honoured by ATSE. The 2022 Fellows are leaders in their fields, spanning structural engineering, research commercialisation, sustainable technology and mining, marine modelling, and cutting-edge health systems.
ATSE President Hugh Bradlow said the new Fellows are shaping Australia’s technology powered human driven future.
“Elected by their peers, ATSE Fellows are leaders in applied science, technology and engineering and we celebrate their exceptional professional contributions to Australian STEM innovation,” Professor Bradlow said.
“While the 2022 new Fellows span multiple critical industries, we are pleased to welcome so many at the forefront of tackling climate change. They are creating better batteries to support renewable energy supplies, increasing efficiency and flexibility of solar cells and panels, and sustainable mining practices.
“As we face the repeated effects of increased flooding events, they are shaping the way humanity monitors water quality, models marine environments for food and agriculture, advances water catchment policy, and develops best practices for dam and bridge construction.”