2010 The Davies Medal for Engineering Achievement Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2007 Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal Army Corps of Engineers
2006 Outstanding Projects and Leaders Award (OPAL) in Education ASCE
2006 Rensselaer Alumni Association Fellows Award Rensselaer Alumni Association
2004 2004 H. Bolton Seed Medal of the GeoInstitute ASCE
2001 Kevin Nash Gold Medal of the International Society for Soil Mechanics  and Geotechnical Engineering ISSMGE
1999 U.S. Army Chief of Engineers Outstanding Service Award
1996 University Distinguished Professor Virginia Tech
1994 G. Brooks Earnest Award, Cleveland Section ASCE
1985 Karl Terzaghi Award ASCE
1979 Western Electric Fund Award ASEE
1973 Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement NASA
1972, 1995 Norman Medal ASCE
1965 Walter L. Huber Research Prize ASCE
1963 Distinguished Teaching Award U.C. Berkeley
1962, 1970, 1973, 2001 Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award ASCE