The College is pleased to announce the establishment of an endowment known as the Arthur N. L. Chiu Distinguished Professorship Endowment in Engineering. This endowment has been created in memory of Dr. Arthur N. L. Chiu, a legend in the engineering community in Hawaiʻi.
The recipient will be provided an annual fund of approximately $22,500, the use of which is subjected to the restrictions described in the endowment agreement. The recipient is required to submit an annual report on the previous year’s related activities to the Dean. The appointment will be reviewed for reassignment at three-year intervals.
Dr. Arthur Chiu began as an instructor at UH Mānoa in 1953 and was promoted to full Professor in 1964. He had served as Chairman of Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and the Associate Dean for research in the Graduate Division. Dr. Chiu served as the president of the Hawaiʻi section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, president of the structural engineers Association of Hawaiʻi, and president of the Applied Technology Council. Dr. Chiu had been an emeritus professor since 1995 and served actively in many professional and technical committees until his unexpected passing in Jan. 2006.
The numerous awards Dr. Chiu received include the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching, the first lifetime achievement award from the Hawaiʻi
Council of Engineering Societies, the first College of Engineering Outstanding Service Award and the UNESCO/GADR medal.