Professor Rehan Sadiq, Executive Associate Dean of the School of Engineering, has been named a University of British Columbia University Scholar (DUS). The prestigious program recognizes members of UBC Faculty who have distinguished themselves as exceptional scholars.
The award is conferred by the President on the recommendation of an adjudication panel based on several criteria including: nominee’s accomplishments have had a significant impact in the field, received international recognition as leaders in the field, a superior record in attracting and supervising students and trainees, a similar level of scholarly excellence demonstrated by Canada Research Chairs and similar distinguished faculty.
Dr. Sadiq was recognized for his exceptional administrative, teaching, and research leadership. An internationally recognized authority on asset management and reliability of water supply systems, and a leading expert in environmental risk analysis and lifecycle assessment of built environments, Dr. Sadiq ranks in the top 2% of cited scientists worldwide in the category of environmental science.
His extraordinarily high productivity has resulted in over 550 peer-reviewed articles including approximately 350 journal papers in leading international journals in his field. His work has been cited nearly 13,000 times according to Google Scholar with h-index of 60 (among the top 150 most-cited civil engineering researchers) and i-10 index of 225.
Dr. Sadiq has supervised and graduated more than 80 PhD, MASc and MEng students, and continues to supervise and co-supervise students at UBC and at various universities (including 57 graduate students, 7 non-research graduate students, 37 Post-Doctoral and Visiting Research Fellows (PDF) at UBC, 13 graduate students/PDF supervised/co-supervised at other institutions), 7 non-UBC graduate students and 20 undergraduate students through special projects.
DUS funding is for a 5-year term, with potential for renewal once. The DUS title continues to be held by the Distinguished University Scholar as long as she or he is a tenured member of faculty at the University. For grant-tenured faculty members, the DUS title would be carried for the duration of their position at UBC.
Up to 10 new Distinguished University Scholars are conferred in each adjudication round every 2 years. The 2021 DUS recipients were announced on April 27, 2021.