2010The Davies Medal for Engineering AchievementRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2007Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service MedalArmy Corps of Engineers
2006Outstanding Projects and Leaders Award (OPAL) in EducationASCE
2006Rensselaer Alumni Association Fellows AwardRensselaer Alumni Association
20042004 H. Bolton Seed Medal of the GeoInstituteASCE
2001Kevin Nash Gold Medal of the International Society for Soil Mechanics  and Geotechnical EngineeringISSMGE
1999U.S. Army Chief of Engineers Outstanding Service Award
1996University Distinguished ProfessorVirginia Tech
1994G. Brooks Earnest Award, Cleveland SectionASCE
1985Karl Terzaghi AwardASCE
1979Western Electric Fund AwardASEE
1973Medal for Exceptional Scientific AchievementNASA
1972, 1995Norman MedalASCE
1965Walter L. Huber Research PrizeASCE
1963Distinguished Teaching AwardU.C. Berkeley
1962, 1970, 1973, 2001Thomas A. Middlebrooks AwardASCE