USyd Head of Civil Engineering named Australian Civil Engineer of the Year

The University of Sydney's Head of Civil Engineering, Professor Brian Uy, has been named 2019 Sir John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year.

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Professor Brian Uy was awarded the title for his twenty-five year contribution to civil engineering in Australia, “as a leading academic and through his contributions to large infrastructure works.”

On Sunday, he was named 2019 Sir John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year at a celebration marking the centenary of Engineers Australia.

“I am extremely humbled to receive this award and thank both the board of Engineers Australia’s College of Civil Engineers and the Sir John Holland Group,” said Professor Uy.

“This award recognises the significant contributions made by all the teams I have worked with for over thirty years in academia, consulting engineering, research assessment and standards development. I also acknowledge the tremendous encouragement of my family in supporting me to pursue my career over many decades,” he said.

“Civil Engineering is a profession that has such tangible and demonstrative positive effects on society. I would highly recommend a career in civil engineering to any student embarking on a career choice,” said Professor Uy.

“Civil engineering embodies teamwork and has a very real interface with the general public which overall can lead to a very satisfying and fulfilling career which has real impact on our society,” he concluded.