Assistant professor of civil engineering to be awarded professionalism award by LEF

Dr. C. Shawn Sun, assistant professor of civil engineering for Louisiana Tech University has been selected to receive the 2021 Engineering Faculty Professionalism award from the Louisiana Engineering Foundation (LEF).

Sun has more than 20 years of experience in research, teaching, and professional practice in structural engineering. His research interests include the ultra-high performance concrete, behavior and design of prestressed concrete and steel structures, innovative bridge systems, evaluation of existing concrete structures, and instrumentation and monitoring of structures.

Prior to joining Louisiana Tech’s Civil Engineering program in 2017, Sun served as a founding partner and then senior vice president for structural engineering consulting company, eConstruct, LLC, in Omaha, Nebraska.

He has received more than a dozen honors throughout his engineering career, including a recent Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Daniel P. Jenny Fellowship. He has analyzed and designed over 20 bridges, six of which received national bridge design awards from the PCI and American Council of Engineering Companies.

Sun is an active member of the structural engineering community. He has published book chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals on structural engineering and has presented research at professional conferences. He is the principal investigator on four active research grants and has a U.S. patent on a novel system of site-cast coupled precast pretensioned concrete wind towers.

The LEF gives the Engineering Faculty Professionalism Award annually to highlight enthusiastic professional engineers teaching at Louisiana universities. The LEF’s goal in issuing the award is to encourage other engineering faculty and students to become professional engineers.

Sun will receive the award at the Louisiana Engineering Society Honors and Awards luncheon in April.