Dr. Alireza Bayat received Trent Ralston Young Trenchless Achievement Award

Award Dr. Alireza Bayat is standing with Dr. Kimberlie Staheli, NASTT Chair and Frank Firsching, NASTT Vice Chair.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Alireza Bayat has received Trent Ralston Young Trenchless Achievement Award at NASST No-Dig Show in March 2015, Denver, Colorado.

North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASST) has established this award to recognize a young professional who has demonstrated excellence in the early career stages and who has made a valuable contribution to the trenchless technology industry. The award also serves as an acknowledgement of great vision, ingenuity and leadership.

Bayat’s mentorship skills and dedication to advancement of the trenchless industry are seen in the revival of NASST Student chapter at the U of A, and, under his guidance, it received the award of the student chapter of the year at NASST No-Dig show 2012. In 2011, Bayat established Consortium for Engineered Trenchless Technologies (CETT) - to connect faculty and graduate students with various industry partners.

“With the expanding urban development, the use of the underground space is going to become more important and science and technology has to address it," Bayat believes. “By connecting students with the industry, we contribute to the advancement of the trenchless technology by facing its latest challenges.”

Bayat is also a 2014 recipient of Ralph Haas/Stantec Fellow in Civil Engineering that recognizes early career achievements in teaching and research.