Distinguished Engineer Citations
Herbert A. MangDistinguished Engineer: 1997
Degree: Civil Engineering – 1974
Citation at Time of Nomination in 1997
Dr. Mang, a native of Austria, attended Texas Tech University as a Fulbright Fellow, receiving his doctoral degree in Civil Engineering in 1974. Dr. Mang’s previous degrees were received from the Technical University of Vienna.
After graduation from Texas Tech University, Dr. Mang became a Max Kade Fellow at Cornell University for one year and then returned to the Technical University of Vienna as a faculty member. In 1989, he became the Chairman of the Board of the Computer Center at the Technical University of Vienna. In 1990, he was named the Vice–Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering and a year later was named as the Chairman of the Department. Several years later he was named as the Vice–President of the Technical University of Vienna. In 1995, he became the Secretary General of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Mang served as a visiting associate professor at the Tokyo University, Japan in 1979. He has also served as a United Nations Field Expert at the Zhengzhou Research Institute for Mechanical Engineering in the People’s Republic of China.
Dr. Mang has published nearly 100 scientific papers, edited and co–authored several books, as well as being active in sponsored research projects. In addition, he serves on numerous editorial boards for scientific journals and is a member of many scientific committees. He has been recognized for his activities as a recipient of the Cardinal–Innitzer Prize for Natural Sciences, the Prize of the City of Vienna for Natural Sciences, and the Prize of the Chamber of Commerce of Vienna for Technical Sciences. He is a full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, and a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Dr. Mang is a member of the Department of Civil Engineering Academy at Texas Tech University.
Dr. Mang’s service activities include membership in the American Concrete Institute, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences, the European Mechanics Society, and the Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. He also holds membership in the International Association for Boundary Element Methods, the International Association for Computational Mechanics, the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, the Austrian Society for Earthquake Engineering, and the Austrian Society for Engineers and Architects.
Dr. Mang is married to the former Barbara Antonik. They have two children, Johannes and Thomas.
Texas Tech University is aware of the high esteem for Dr. Mang by both the research and academic communities, and is pleased to name Herbert Mang DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.