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Joseph A. “Bud” Ahearn
Retired Senior Executive, CH2M HILL, Englewood, CO
Major General (Retired), U.S. Air Force

Member, National Academy of Engineering (elected 2010)

National Security Policy, Advanced Management Program, Harvard University, 1988
Industrial College of the Armed Services, 1979
M.S. Syracuse University, 1967
B.S. University of Notre Dame, 1958

I am recently retired senior executive of CH2M HILL, where I was an executive leader in the engineering business lines of transportation, environment, water, industrial design, and related infrastructure. During my 20-year career at CH2M HILL I served as Vice Chairman of the Board with responsibilities for strategic planning, governmental affairs, strategic communications, and leadership development, and also served in several other capacities including Transportation Business Group President, Eastern Region Manager, Federal Programs Director, and Principal-In-Charge for two major transportation corridor projects in California and a multi-billion dollar military base for US and Korean Forces in South Korea.

Prior to joining CH2M HILL, I had a distinguished military career spanning three decades, where I achieved the rank of Major General in the U.S. Air Force. During my 34 years with the Department of Defense, I was responsible for shaping financial strategy, developing budgets, and executing infrastructure programs totaling more than $7 billion annually. As the Senior Civil Engineer for the U.S. Air Force, I directed the readiness programs for military operations and natural disaster response of U.S. Air Force combat engineers as well as the development and operations of all U.S. air bases around the world.

Dedicated to advancing engineering education and providing sustainable systems and services in developing countries, I am a founding sponsor and a governing board director (emeritus) of Engineers Without Borders U.S.A. Committed to strengthening the engineering profession, I am a member of the National Academy of Engineers (NAE), the President of the National Academy of Construction (NAC), a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a member of ASCE’s Industry Leaders Council (ILC), and the past national president of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).

Being a resident of the Denver region since 1997, I have focused on educating the next generation of Colorado’s leaders and actively engaged as a lecturer, advisor, and Board member of the business, engineering, and humanities colleges of Colorado’s finest universities. In 2011 I joined, as a founding partner, the J3Leadership Group, a leadership development and performance consulting firm.

In addition to numerous military awards, I received the Air Force Order of the Sword, the highest honor the Noncommissioned Officer Corps of the U.S. Air Force can bestow, the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering Honor Award for professional achievement, the Newman Medal from the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) for outstanding military engineering achievement in Europe. I was named an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects, received the SAME Golden Eagle award for lifetime achievement, the recipient of the 2010 ASCE Opal Award for lifetime achievement and recognized by the Construction Industry Institute with their 2012 Dunn Award for lifetime achievement.

Challenges and Innovation in Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar Series (February 14, 2013), (January 27, 2011)

Email: budahearn1@comcast.net

Last Updated: 7/01/2013

Michael Allen
Associate, Degenkolb Engineers, San Francisco, CA

M.S. University of Notre Dame, 2001
B.S. Utah State University, 1998

After graduating from Notre Dame in 2001, I moved to California and began working for Degenkolb Engineers. I worked on a variety of projects, including design of new buildings and evaluation of existing buildings. I have worked on the nonlinear pushover evaluation of an existing 15 story hospital in San Francisco. I have also worked on the design of a new 5 story hospital. I am currently working on the design of a new concrete building in Tennessee.

E Mail: ndconcrete@gmail.com
Web Link: http://degenkolb.com/people/associate_principals/mike_allen/

Last Updated: 7/16/2013

John Atkinson
Technical Lead, ARCADIS, Boulder, CO

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2002
M.S. West Virginia University, 1995
B.S. West Virginia University, 1992

I am the Technical Lead for a hydrodynamic modeling group in a global consultancy called ARCADIS. Our projects primarily involve computer simulation for coastal protection and restoration projects in a variety of locations from the Gulf of Mexico to the arctic, developing site specific modeling for projects such as designing flood protection, quantifying the impact of marsh vegetation on flooding risk, predicting impacts of Sea Level Rise and climate change, and evaluating environmental impacts of coastal development. Recently, we have been involved with conducting arctic research along the Chukchi Sea on the west coast of Alaska. We are collecting near shore current and wave data and meso-scale meteorology data for use in developing and validating storm surge models of the Chukchi Sea.

E Mail: john.atkinson@arcadis-us.com

Last Updated: 7/03/2013

Tony Ayala
Design Engineer, McNamara/Salvia, Inc., Boston, MA

M.Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012
B.S. University of Notre Dame, 2011

I have been working as a structural engineer at McNamara/Salvia, Inc. since completing my graduate studies in 2012. In addition to assisting with engineering tasks on a multitude of projects, I have been responsible for the structural design, analysis, and construction administration of two high-rise buildings in the Boston area.

E Mail: tonyayala89@gmail.com
Web Link: www.mcsal.com

Last Updated: 11/17/2013

Audrey Bentz
Design Engineer, Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), Seattle

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2012
B.S. University of Dayton, 2006

At Notre Dame, I worked in the DYNAMO Lab under the guidance of Dr. Tracy Kijewski-Correa, studying the dynamic responses of tall buildings to wind. My research used data collected through the Chicago Full-Scale Monitoring Program on high profile buildings (including the Burj Khalifa in Dubai) to evaluate modeling techniques, assess habitability performance, and develop a predictive model for damping.

I am currently a Design Engineer at Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA) in Seattle, where I am a member of the Wind Technical Specialty Team. My projects at MKA include 2 highrise residential buildings in Chicago and a 60 story office building in San Francisco which will be the city’s new tallest building.

E Mail:abentz@mka.com
Web Link:www.mka.com

Last Updated: 12/2/2013

James R Breckler
Project Manager, Engineering Resources Inc.

B.S. University of Notre Dame 2009

Project manager at Engineering Resources, Inc. with a focus on municipal infrastructure and site development.

Email: jrbreckler@yahoo.com

Last Updated: 01/02/2013

Daniel Buonadonna
Regional Technology Lead at CH2M HILL, Seattle WA

M.S. University of California, Berkeley, 2008
B.S. University of Notre Dame, 2003

After graduating, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania working on agroforestry and microfinance projects. At the completion of my service I stayed behind to work as a private contractor for local African construction companies as well as the US Embassy for humanitarian projects such as rural well drilling and school house construction.

Following the Peace Corps a received a Fulbright grant to study natural treatment systems in India, and then completed a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

I currently work with CH2M HILL's pipeline Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation Services team (CARS) and serve as the firm's Regional Technology Lead for trenchless technology in the Western United States. I am still involved in development work and I was the vice-president of the Kansas Professional Chapter of Engineer's Without Borders before moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2012.

E Mail: daniel.buonadonna@ch2m.com
Web Link: www.ch2m.com

Last Updated: 6/30/2013

Kyle Butler
Engineer, AIR Worldwide

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2011
B.S. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003

As an Engineer at AIR Worldwide, I work with a diverse group of engineers and scientists developing models which help insurance and reinsurance companies evaluate the impacts of natural catastrophes on their portfolios. I primarily work with the wind vulnerability team, creating structural vulnerability models for wind related perils (hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes, etc.).
While at AIR, I helped develop an updated vulnerability model for Tropical Cyclone impacts in Australia. Part of this development involved understanding the impact on the actual exposure, and I was deployed on a post event survey after Tropical Cyclone Yasi in 2011. In my current role, I maintain and enhance the wind vulnerability portion of AIR's US Hurricane model and am now extending this into the development of a model for hurricane impacts in Canada.

You can read more about AIR's research through their AIR-Currents publications: http://www.air-worldwide.com/Publications/AIR-Currents/

Last Updated: 5/23/2013


Zach Cobell
Water Resources Engineer, ARCADIS

B.S. University of Notre Dame, 2010

I am a water resources engineer specializing in both large scale coastal, riverine and hydrologic applications as well as small scale flow simulations. I have successfully developed and applied models designed to analyze hurricane storm surge, hydraulic scour analysis, sea level rise, coastal restoration impacts, levee design and feasibility studies, flow around buildings within cities, and flow inside water treatment facilities.

I have served on many high profile projects, most notably the 2012 CPRA (Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority) State of Louisiana 2012 Master Plan for Surge and Waves, Simulations of Hurricane Sandy through Lower Manhattan, and West Shore of Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection Project.

E Mail: zachary.cobell@arcadis-us.com
Web Link: http://www.arcadis-us.com

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

Olivia Colangelo
Project Engineer, BL Companies, Inc., Norwood, MA

M.S. (Transportation Engineering) University of Pittsburgh, 2015
B.S. University of Notre Dame, 2012 

After graduating from Notre Dame in 2012, I returned to Pittsburgh and began working for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. I spent my first year as a Civil Engineer Trainee - a program designed to provide a broad understanding of the roles and functions of a PennDOT Civil Engineer. As a CET, I assisted with roadway alignment layouts, environmental site inspections, bridge inspection and ratings, and construction inspection, among other activities. Following my rotation, I was placed in the Local Projects Unit, where I assisted municipalities with delivering quality bridge and roadway projects on time and under budget.
I currently work for BL Companies in the Boston area as a project engineer. BL is a growing regional consulting firm who is a leader in delivering high quality, integrated architecture and engineering services to public and private clients. I work in the transportation group primarily as a roadway designer. 

E Mail: olivialcolangelo@gmail.com
Web Link: http://www.blcompanies.com/

Last Updated: 7/18/2014

Emily (Spargo) Dhingra
Coastal Team Lead, URS Corporation, Germantown MD

M.S. University of Notre Dame, 2004
B.S. University of Wisconsin - Platteville, 2001

After graduating with a B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, I earned a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering at Notre Dame. I worked in Joannes Westerink's lab creating a tidal database for the west coast of the United States. After completing my degree, I moved to the Washington, D.C. area to work for NOAA running the ADCIRC model for their VDatum project (vdatum.noaa.gov). I now work for URS Corporation in their Germantown, MD office.

As the Coastal Team Lead at my office, I primarily oversee work that my team does for FEMA coastal flood studies using a variety of storm surge and overland wave analysis models. We create Flood Insurance Rate Maps for FEMA and work on other post-disaster projects such as high water mark collection after hurricane and riverine flood events.

E Mail:emily.dhingra@urs.com

Last Updated: 5/18/2013

Laura Eads
Catastrophe Risk Modeler, RMS, Newark, CA

Ph.D. Stanford University, 2014
M.S. Stanford University, 2010
B.S. University of Notre Dame, 2008

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 2008, I attended Stanford University, where I earned my MS and PhD in structural engineering. My research focused on assessing the collapse risk of buildings due to earthquakes.

In 2013, I joined RMS as a catastrophe risk modeler. I develop structural vulnerability models that describe how structures respond to natural catastrophes (e.g., earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods) and predict the level of damage. This information is used by business owners, policy makers, and those in the insurance industry to help understand the impact of natural catastrophes on their holdings.

E Mail:leads@alumni.nd.edu

Last Updated: 10/13/2013


Tony Farina
Project Manager, Hazen and Sawyer, Cincinnati, OH

M.S. Purdue University 2000, B.S.University of Notre Dame, 1999

I have worked primarily on wastewater treatment and conveyance planning and design projects, initially as a project engineer, and now as a project manager. The majority of the projects I've been involved with were design projects for wastewater facilities, ranging from 0.5 MGD to 100+ MGD.

E Mail: tonyfarina@msn.com

Last Updated: 6/02/2013

Edward B. Fitzpatrick, Jr.
Retired Owner, Fitzpatrick McGoldrick and Associates

B.S. University of Notre Dame, 1954

After graduating from Notre Dame, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, in the United States Army, Corps of Engineers. I served on active duty for a period of time and then spent six years in the reserves and resigned as a First Lieutenant.

I always wanted to go into the heavy construction industry but my Dad, who was a Civil Engineering graduate from Cooper Union, advised me to spend several years working in design before I went into the heavy construction field. I took his advice and it helped me tremendously in my heavy construction career. I must admit that he was a much better engineer than I ever was. After leaving the service I took a position in the design department of Texaco. After working there for a year I took a position in the design department of the oldest marine and heavy construction firm in the USA at that time, Merritt Chapman and Scott (MCS). There I got the most rewarding design experiences I ever had, such as the sinking procedures for the caissons for the four main tower piers of the Throgs Neck Bridge; the design of the two, two hundred forty foot high head towers and the two, two hundred and twenty foot high tail towers for the Glen Canyon Dam which were to used to transport the four million cubic yards of concrete across the canyon to build the dam; and the design of the temporary New York Central Railroad bridges so that MCS could build the Tuscarora power plant near Buffalo. From there I went to Morrison Knudsen and stayed for two years to learn the estimating part of the business.

Sometime during 1965 I started my own heavy construction business and in late 1967 brought in a partner, Joseph M. McGoldrick, a Civil Engineering Graduate from Lehigh University in 1959. We concentrated mostly on marine and special types of heavy construction projects. Some of the projects we built were a bridge for the B & O Railroad, a bridge over the Hackensack River and another bridge over the Passaic River for the New Jersey Turnpike; a bridge over the Hudson River in Troy NY, the two mile long Coney Island Viaduct in Brooklyn, a pier for Moore McCormack lines, a pier for American President lines, three piers for the United States Coast Guard cutters at Governors Island, an oil tanker terminal for Port Albany, an oil tanker terminal for Port Everglades, two 84 inch ocean outfalls that were each over 5 miles long for Nassau and Suffolk counties, a section of the New York City subway in Queens, a section of the Atlanta subway system, over 10 miles of the elevated transit system plus 6 stations for Dade County, construction of the seawall and the landfill for Battery Park City, along with many numerous other projects.

In 1988, we formed a consulting firm called Fitzpatrick McGoldrick and Associates. We represented owners, other contractors, engineers, and attorneys with their engineering and construction issues. One owner was the Diocese of Rockville Centre which was formed in 1957 and covered Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The Diocese was exploding with Catholics after WW II. During a six year period we had constructed or expanded over 40 churches, numerous rectories, schools and gyms. All of them were completed on time and within budget.

I have been a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of New York, New Jersey, Michigan and Georgia, am a member of the Moles, and am a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Today I am retired but remain active as a member of the Notre Dame College of Engineering Advisory Council (since 1972) and also come back to lecture about construction innovation, large scale construction, and ethics.

Challenges and Innovation in Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar Series (September 21, 2012), (September 15, 2011), (March 17, 2010)

E Mail: efitzpatrick4@optonline.net

Last Updated: 6/30/2013

Jaime W. Guamán
Civil & Architecture Regional Leader, SANTOS CMI, Guayaquil, Ecuador

M.S. University of Notre Dame, 2010
B.S. Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil, 1998

After graduating at the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil (UCSG) in 1998, I worked as Structural Design Engineer for “CONSULTOLA”, and then for the Municipal Potable Water Companies ECAPAG and INTERAGUA in Guayaquil city. I specialized in Structural Engineering, mainly working on concrete and steel buildings, malls, bridges, wharfs, and airports. Along with my professional career development, I taught Prestressed Concrete, Steel Structures Design, and Structural Analysis at the UCSG during 5 years.

In 2005, I served as the President of the Structural Technical Division at the Civil Engineers Professional College in Guayaquil. After, in 2007 I was granted the Fulbright Faculty Development Program to pursue graduate studies in the United States.

After finishing my Master’s degree at the University of Notre Dame in 2010, I started to work at SANTOS CMI (SCMI) as Senior Civil Engineer. SCMI is a multinational Petroleum, Oil & Gas company devoted to provide Engineering, Procurement, and Construction solutions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Recently, SCMI became part of the POSCO family, the world’s 3rd largest steel conglomerate.

In 2012, I was promoted to Civil & Architecture Regional Leader in Guayaquil. My responsibilities include supervising Civil and Architecture designs; developing international budgets, and providing field support for our projects.

Some of my key projects are: Researcher for the IDNDR RADIUS Project, Ecuador, 1998 (UCSG); Seismic Instrumentation of the Ecuadorian Coast, Ecuador, 1999 (UCSG); International Airport “Jose Joaquin de Olmedo”, Ecuador, 2008 (CONSULTOLA); Esmeraldas Refinery Rehabilitation Project - Phase II, Ecuador, 2010 (SCMI); SKEC Field Engineering Support, Brazil, 2011 (SCMI); CSP Temporary Facilities, Brazil, 2011 (SCMI); ILO Peaky Project, Peru, 2012 (SCMI); TERMOSURIA Project, Colombia, 2013 (SCMI)

E Mail: jguaman@santoscmi.com
Web Link:http://www.santoscmi.com

Last Updated: 7/07/2013

Kelly J. Johnson
Geochemist, MWH Global, Steamboat Springs, CO

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame 2006
B.S. University of Idaho, 2001

My specialities include acid rock drainage, drilling oversite, pit lake modeling, mine closure and permitting.

Email: kellyjjohnson@gmail.com

Last Updated: 5/16/2013

Adam Knaack
Schaefer Inc., Cincinnati, OH

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2013
M.S.C.E University of Notre Dame, 2009
B.S. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2007

I had the opportunity to complete the M.S.C.E and Ph.D. degrees at Notre Dame working with Dr. Kurama. My Master's research focused on the stress-strain behavior of concrete exposed to elevated temperatures and my Ph.D. work focused on the mechanical and structural behavior of concrete building structures made with recycled concrete aggregate.

After completing my Ph.D. work at Notre Dame, I began my professional career with the structural consulting firm Schaefer Inc. in Cincinnati, OH. At Schaefer, I've worked on the design/analysis of new and existing building structures. I am also a part of the Entertainment Structures Group at Schaefer which provides structural engineering services to the entertainment industry.

E Mail: adam.m.knaack@gmail.com

Last Updated: 10/27/2013


Jeff Kroon
Bridge Product Engineer, Bentley Systems Inc.

B.S. University of Notre Dame, 2010

I am Bridge Product Engineer at Bentley Systems, a company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. I train engineering professionals in the use of long span bridge design and engineering software and help them to streamline their workflows from project conceptualization to design, construction, and maintenance and operations through the use of Bentley technology. Most recently I have been working with the lead design consultant on the nation's largest bridge project, the new Tappan Zee bridge in New York.

E Mail: jkroon2@gmail.com

Last Updated: 2/25/2013

Patrick James McHugh
Barr Engineering, Minneapolis, MN

M.S. Engineering Management, Duke University, 2012
B.S. University of Notre Dame, 2010

International Field Engineer (was stationed in Talara, Peru) implementing WireLine tools and techniques in order to evaluate oilfield boreholes and reservoirs for production.

Barr Engineering (Current) working in the Assessment and Remediation Business Unit helping clients determine extent and scope of contamination onsite as well as development of remediation plans.

E Mail: pmchugh1@alumni.nd.edu

Last Updated: 9/18/2013

Michael F. McNally
President and CEO, Skanska USA Inc.

B.S. University of Notre Dame, 1977
M.B.A. University of Rhode Island, 1981

I hold a BSCE degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Rhode Island. Beginning my career as an offshore field engineer in Cairo, Egypt, I have been working in the construction industry for over 35 years, 15 of which have been with Skanska. Before coming to Skanska, I served as Vice President in charge of construction for Fluor Daniel’s Industrial Group.

I am one of nine members of Skanska AB’s Senior Executive Team responsible for Skanska’s global operations and directly responsible for Skanska’s business units in the U.S. and Latin America. As President and CEO of Skanska USA Inc., I oversee Skanska USA Building, which specializes in building construction; Skanska USA Civil, which is focused on civil infrastructure; and Skanska USA Commercial Development, which pursues commercial development initiatives in select U.S. markets.

Skanska is a large international construction and development company with annual revenues of approximately $20 billion. Skanska continues to grow and strengthen its presence in the U.S. Our revenue in the US is approximately $7 billion, making the US operation the largest in Skanska. We specialize in large complicated construction projects such as the renovation of the United Nations’ New York headquarters; the University Medical Center in New Orleans; eBay’s new data center; the New Meadowlands NFL Stadium; the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle; renovation of the Brooklyn Bridge; two major projects at the World Trade Center; and two NYC subway tunnels. We have 38 offices in the US any many of them have been recognized as “Best Places to Work.”

I currently sit on the national board of directors for the ACE Mentoring Program and on the Leadership Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Let’s Rebuild America initiative. I also serve as Vice Chairman of New York Building Congress.

We have done several projects on the ND campus. Most recently the Stayer Center, and the renovation of the Morris Inn.

Challenges and Innovation in Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar Series (February 11, 2009)

E Mail : Mike.McNally@skanska.com
Web Link: http://www.usa.skanska.com

Last Updated: 6/28/2013


Elizabeth Mink
Environmental, Health, and Safety Leader, GE Aviation, Long Island, NY

B.S. University of Notre Dame 2010

After graduating in 2010 with a civil engineering degree focusing on environmental engineering, I began GE Aviation's Operations Management Leadership Program (OMLP). OMLP is a two-year program consisting of six-month rotations at four different aircraft engine and aircraft systems component facilities. I held roles in environmental compliance, industrial hygiene, and workplace safety, as well as a shop floor supervisor role, while moving to Florida, New Hampshire, Maryland, and New York. In my current role, I manage environmental, industrial hygiene, and safety compliance of a GE Aviation Systems shop in Long Island, New York.

E Mail: eamink8@gmail.com

Last Updated: 5/30/2013

Ann Mukai Miyasato
Senior Engineer, R.M. Towill Corporation, Honolulu, HI

M.S. University of Notre Dame, 2001
B.S. University of Hawaii- Manoa, 1997

I have completed planning and design of roadways; sewer, water, and drainage systems; telecommunication ductlines; building site and subdivision developments for county, state, federal and private sector clients.  The past four years has been focused in the wastewater industry, and keeping abreast with the leading technologies relating to wastewater treatment, collections systems and odor control.  The most recent notable project is the Sand Island Sewer Basin Facility Plan for the City and County of Honolulu, which is a planning and engineering study for improvements to the Sand Island Sewer Basin (SISB) wastewater conveyance facilities. The improvements will be required to meet sewer service demands to the year 2030 and beyond.  The SISB is the largest sewer basin in the Islands, that currently serve essential public facilities and combined resident and visitor population of approximately 403,000 urban residents with one major wastewater treatment plant, 16 wastewater pump stations, and related conveyance infrastructure comprised of gravity and force mains.

Last Updated: 5/15/2013

Brian Gerald Morgen
Associate, Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), Seattle, WA

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2007
M.S. University of Notre Dame, 2004
B.S. Washington State University, 1999

I am currently an Associate at Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA) in Seattle, WA, an international award-winning structural and civil engineering firm. I began my career at MKA in 2004 while concurrently finishing my Ph.D. at Notre Dame. I currently leads the MKA internal Performance-Based Design Technical Specialty Team and in past leader of the Earthquake Engineering Technical Specialty Team.

In my 9 years at MKA, I have led structural design of projects in the United States (Alaska, California, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, and Washington) as well as international projects in India, Qatar, and the Philippines.

List of significant projects include:
The Infinity Towers, San Francisco, CA: The Infinity project was the first Performance-Based Seismic Design tall building to be permitted and constructed in San Francisco, CA. The project won the following awards: (1) Winner, Structural: 2008, from the ACI Northern California and Western Nevada Chapter and (2) Winner, Residential, Best of 2008, from the California Construction Magazine.
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL: at 24-stories, the tallest and one of the largest Children's Hospitals in the world.
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett Cymbaluk Medical Tower, Everett, WA: 12-story acute care facility that utilized a performance-based seismic design approach for the lateral system.
Providence Alaska Medical Center Generations Project, Anchorage, AK: 4-story addition to the existing PAMC development including a new 4-story standalone women's and children's center as well as miscellaneous revisions to the existing structure.
Museum Plaza (not built), Louisville, KY: Unique mixed-use building, 63 stories at its tallest, bisected by a multiple-level public "island" hovering 23 stories in the air. The structure has four legs below the island and three towers above, with all seven elements intersecting on the island.

E Mail: bmorgen@alumni.nd.edu
Web Link: www.mka.com

Last Updated: 7/11/2013

Jessica Morrison
Freelance Science Reporter, Washington, DC

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2013
B.S. Middle Tennessee State University, 2008

I worked as a health reporter in 2012 under the guidance of Watchdog Editor Kaarin Tisue and Health Reporter Deborah Shelton for ten weeks at the Chicago Tribune. During this time, I reported and wrote about health and science topics including changes to CDC recommendations for Hepatitis C screening, the elective use of sedation for routine dental procedures and a citizen science ant collection project.

After graduating from Notre Dame I spend my summer at the Charlotte Observer in North Carolina. Currently I am Freelance science reporter based in Washington, DC.

E Mail: jessicamariemorrison@gmail.com
Web Link: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=117055545

Last Updated: 7/08/2013

Dennis F. Murphy
Retired President, Kiewit Engineering Company

B.S. University of Notre Dame, 1971

I graduated from Notre Dame with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1971. Within the CE curriculum in use at that time, I concentrated on Structures and Environmental Engineering. During summers at home on Long Island, New York, I interned with a local road/bridge contractor, first as a surveyor and then as a junior estimator. After graduation I went to work for Peter Kiewit Sons' on the 63rd St Tube and Tunnel in NYC as a Marine Field engineer.

My career with the Kiewit group of Companies spanned 34 plus years. Along the way I had a variety of titles including field engineer, project engineer, superintendent, quality control manager, project manager, estimate sponsor, area manager,senior engineer/estimator, estimate manager, and for the last 10 years of active employment with Kiewit served as President of Kiewit Engineering Co. KECO as it was called then, was an in house consulting engineering firm providing estimating, engineering and qualityrelated services to all divisions of Kiewit. I continued to consult for Kiewit for 6 years after official retirement, so 40 years would best delineate my total time with Kiewit

Significant projects I was associated with include: Hibernia and White Rose offshore platforms in Newfoundland, Second Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington, Benicia and Skyway Bridges in the Bay Area, Great Belt Tunnel and bridge crossing in Denmark, Deer Island Tunnel and many of the "Big Dig" projects in Boston, Hutchinson Island Nuclear plant in Florida, numerous port structures, bridges, roads, dams, tunnels, powerhouses, and related infrastructure work.

Challenges and Innovation in Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar Series (February 10, 2010), (March 25, 2009)

Email: damurf53@aol.com

Last Updated: 5/04/2013


Patrick Murren
Structures, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, San Francisco, CA

M.S. University of Notre Dame, 2012
B.S. University of Notre Dame, 2007

After graduating from Notre Dame in 2007, I worked as a middle school teacher in the Recovery School District of New Orleans, LA, as part of the Teach For America program. I returned to ND for my Master's in 2009 and defended my research on steel frame design optimization in Fall 2011. I have been with SOM since 2011, where I have worked on the design, analysis, and detailing of various components of several high-rise building projects.

E Mail: pmurren@gmail.com

Last Updated: 6/02/2013


Daniel E Reimer Jr.
Project Engineer, Aker Solutions

M.Ed University of Notre Dame, 2011
B.S. University of Notre Dame, 2009

I joined the A.C.E. program after undergraduate, and taught Chemistry and Physics at the high school level. My civil engineering degree provided excellent training, especially when I was asked to teach AP Chemistry and Physics my second year.

After completing the A.C.E. program, I worked as a Structural Design Engineer with Thompson Engineering. I used RISA-3D to model structures and was involved in construction management and producing structural analyses/reports in addition to design. In May 2013 I started as a Project Engineer with Aker Solutions. I am now involved with the design, procurement, testing, and installation of umbilical cables for Oil and Gas clients such as Exxon, Chevron, B.P, and Shell.

Email: danielreimerjr@gmail.com

Last Updated: 5/15/2013

Hugh J. Roberts
Water Resources Engineer and Project Manager, ARCADIS

M.S. University of Notre Dame, 2005
B.S. University of Notre Dame, 2002

I am a water resources engineer and project manager specializing in numerical modeling applications for coastal, riverine and hydrologic applications. I have managed research and design projects ranging from storm surge protection systems, sea level rise vulnerability assessments, environmental impact studies, coastal restoration analyses, and design and optimization of hydraulic controls.

My core technical experience includes hydrodynamic, nearshore wave, hydrologic, , morphological and transport numerical modeling. I have gained extensive knowledge of the Gulf Coast, particularly Louisiana, Texas and Florida, as part of the hydrodynamic and wave model team providing support to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). My experience includes filling the role as the storm surge assessment team leader for the 2012 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan, coordinating the team’s analysis of hundreds of coastal restoration and protection projects, as well as coordination with multiple ecosystem work groups. I have also managed ARCADIS’ role in five FEMA DFIRM projects along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts, including managing an interdisciplinary team of over sixty engineers and scientists from the USACE, academia, and other consultancies for the coastal DFIRM study in Texas.

Additionally, I have been involved in risk assessment and flood control design studies in the northeast, including the development of the hurricane storm surge and wave model for FEMA DFIRM mapping from Virginia through New Jersey, as the lead modeler for regional coastal protection planning for the 2013 New York City Strategic Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, and multiple vulnerability assessments and flood proofing designs for facilities such as wastewater treatment plants and critical buildings in Lower Manhattan and Long Island.

I have played a prominent or lead role in sea level rise related resiliency studies in every Gulf Coast state, Northern California, and New York.

E Mail: hugh.roberts@arcadis-us.com

Last Updated: 6/26/2013

Karen Saavedra
Project Engineer, American Structurepoint, Inc.

M.S. University of Notre Dame, 2011
B.S. University of Miami, 2009

Project Engineer, Utility Infrastructure Group, American Structurepoint, Inc.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Email: Kcsaavedra@gmail.com

Last Updated: 5/07/2013


Michael Schubert
HDR Engineering, Des Moines, IA

M.S. University of Iowa, 2009
B.S. University of Notre Dame, 2008

I studied Civil and Environmental engineering and competed as a member of the varsity track and field team at Notre Dame from August 2004- May 2008. While at Notre Dame, I worked as an undergraduate research assistant for Joannes Westerink and held an internship at Christopher Burke Engineering in South Bend. In my classes, research, and internship, I developed a keen interest in hydraulics and fluid mechanics. After graduating from Notre Dame, I went onto study environmental hydraulics at the University of Iowa's IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering laboratory, from which I received my Master's degree in December 2009.

In January 2010, I joined HDR Engineering in Des Moines, IA. At HDR, I specialize in performing computational hydraulic analyses (multi-dimensional, steady and unsteady, hydrodynamic and sediment transport) as part of project teams completing flood mitigation, ecosystem restoration, transportation, fish passage, and other riverine projects nationwide. Additionally, I serve as a high school track and field coach at Dowling Catholic High School in Des Moines.

E Mail: michael.schubert@hdrinc.com

Last Updated: 5/16/2013


Patricia Drummey Stiegel
Project Manager, Hazen and Sawyer, Raleigh, NC

M.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007
B.S. University of Notre Dame, 2003

I knew during my undergraduate days that I wanted a career that would impact the world in a positive way. I worked in Joannes Westerink's lab and spent a semester in Mexico studying engineering and working on my Spanish skills. After graduation, I served as a Water and Sanitation Volunteer with the US Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic, where I designed and led the community construction of a gravity-flow water system as well as VIP latrines. I realized that I needed a Master’s Degree in order to pursue the kind of career that I wanted, and I went to UNC Chapel Hill where I did research on microbial transport in stormwater BMPs.

For the past 6 years, I have worked in Raleigh, NC for Hazen and Sawyer, an environmental engineering consulting firm with a strong focus on clean water. I focus mainly on wastewater treatment plant design, water recycling, and ultraviolet disinfection. I am currently serving as Hazen and Sawyer’s Project Manager for the upgrade and expansion of the T.Z. Osborne WRF to 56 mgd.

Last Updated: 5/15/2013

Kenneth E. Stinson
Chairman Emeritus, Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc.

Member, National Academy of Engineering (Elected 2007)

M.S. Stanford University, 1970
B.S. University of Notre Dame, 1964

After graduating with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1964, I worked in the Public Works Department in Santa Clara County, California until I entered the U.S. Navy in early 1966. I was commissioned as an Ensign in the spring of 1966 and subsequently was assigned to a Navy SEABEE (Construction) Battalion. I served first as Engineering Officer and then Company Commander over the next three years, including 2½ tours in Vietnam.

Upon completing my service in the Navy, I attended Stanford University where I received an MS in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Construction Management. It was during my time at Stanford that I began my career at Kiewit, working as a summer intern on a BART subway station project in San Francisco.

After receiving my graduate degree at Stanford, I went to work for Kiewit on a more permanent basis. The first phase of my career included assignments from Coast to Coast on large, complex, and risky projects. They included an assignment as marine engineer and then marine superintendent on the 63rd Street Tube and Tunnel Project under the East River in New York City; casting yard superintendent on the Pasco Kennewick Cable Stayed Bridge project over the Columbia River in Eastern Washington State; and manager of engineering and planning and then general superintendent on the $425 million Ft. McHenry Submersed Tube Tunnel beneath Baltimore Harbor.

In 1982 I was promoted to Vice President of marketing and business development and moved to Kiewit’s headquarters in Omaha, NE. In the mid 1980’s I was assigned responsibility for Kiewit’s heavy construction operations east of the Mississippi and power and process construction throughout North America. Responsibility for Kiewit’s mining business was added in 1989.

In 1992, I was named CEO and subsequently Chairman of Kiewit’s construction and mining business and in 1998 was named CEO and Chairman of the parent company Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc. In 2005 I handed the reins of CEO off to my successor and remained Chairman until the end of 2012.

I have been very active in many civic and charitable endeavors for many years, primarily in Omaha, Nebraska. I continue to serve on 4 corporate boards. I served on the Notre Dame Engineering Advisory Council from 1996 to 2008. In 2006, I was honored to be elected to the Notre Dame Board of Trustees where I am currently a Trustee Emeritus.

1996 – University of Notre Dame College of Engineering Honor Award
2002 - The Beavers - Golden Beavers' Management Award
2003 - American Society of Civil Engineers – OPAL Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Construction
2005 – The Moles – Moles Member Award for Outstanding Achievement in Construction
2013 – University of Notre Dame – Honorary Doctorate Degree

Professional Associations:
Construction Industry Round Table – Past Chairman
American Society of Engineers
Tau Beta Pi – Honorary Member
National Academy of Engineering
National Academy of Construction

E Mail: Ken.Stinson@kiewit.com
Web Link: www.kiewit.com

Last Updated: 8/19/2013

Arthur K. Umble
Americas Wastewater Practice Leader, MWH Global

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 1997
B.S. Kansas State University, 1982

I am leading the Wastewater Practice for MWH for North and South America, focusing on municipal wastewater treatment, with an emphasis on converting waste streams to value streams. I provides technical analysis and review support to design teams for new and rehabilitated wastewater treatment plants, with a focus on nutrient removal facilities, process optimization for treatment capacity, wet weather treatment, solids processing and disposal facilities, energy management, disinfection systems, and emerging contaminant removal technology. I have been a leader in community initiatives involving the promotion of environmental stewardship, from watershed planning to pollution prevention. I serves in numerous state and national forums and stakeholder work groups related to environmental rules, regulations and environmental legislation, and emerging treatment technologies. I am active on numerous committees with the Water Environment Federation, and serves as a technical advisor/reviewer for Water Environment Research Foundation and the Water Reuse Foundation collaborative research projects.
Example Key Projects:
Biological Nutrient Removal plant upgrade (45 MGD)- Richmond WWTP, Richmond, VA
Treatment Capacity Rating Analyses - 91st Ave. WWTP (230 MGD) - Phoenix, AZ
Biological nutrient removal plant (greenfield) (12 MGD) - Fremont, OH
Wastewater Treatment Plant (greenfield) (40 MGD) - Arequipa, Peru
Wet Weather Treatment Upgrades - Easterly WWTP (450 MGD) - Cleveland, OH

I served as Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences at Notre Dame from 1998-2005.

Challenges and Innovation in Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar Series (January 24, 2013)

E Mail: art.umble@us.mwhglobal.com
Web Link:www.mwhglobal.com/

Last Updated: 6/23/2013

Richard P. Wolsfeld, Jr.
President, AECOM Transportation, Chicago, IL

Masters in City Planning, Yale University, 1966
B.S. Uinversity of Notre Dame, 1964

I am a senior manager in AECOM’s North America Transportation Business Line; including transit, rail, highway/bridge, airports, planning, and marine. Throughout the last 40 years I have managed more than 300 projects of varying size and scope. My project experience includes multi-modal corridor studies, fixed guideway and roadway preliminary design/EIS, transportation planning, and traffic engineering. I have been project principal or a member of a joint venture board on numerous transportation projects, including the cities of Atlanta, Minneapolis, Seattle, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, Chicago, Columbus, Portland, Denver, San Diego, and Los Angeles.

Major transportation multi-modal corridor studies managed or directed by me include:
• I-66 MIS in Washington, DC analyzed extensions of the METRO Orange Line, VRE Commuter Rail, circumferential LRT service, HOV lanes, and roadway improvements (1996-1999)
• Tampa Mobility MIS analyzed alternative multi-modal strategies in eight corridors with an extensive community/agency participation program (1997-1998)
• SeaTac MIS in Seattle analyzed alternative transit systems to improve the access to SeaTac International Airport (1995-1996)
• I-494 Corridor Study in the Twin Cities evaluated alternative multi-modal strategies for this circumferential urban freeway (1992-1993)
• I-71 Corridor Study (Cincinnati)/MIS is a 36-mile corridor between the airport in Northern Kentucky, through downtown Cincinnati, and out to the northeast (1998-1999)
• Northstar Corridor between downtown Minneapolis and St. Cloud, MN. Study selected commuter rail as the preferred alternative for this 80-mile corridor (1998-2000)
• Minneapolis/St. Paul Central Corridor Project Related Studies evaluated seven key issues in the corridor (2004-2006).

The preliminary design/EIS phase of the following fixed guideway and roadway projects have been directed or managed by me:
• Newark-Elizabeth Rail Link PE/EIS Project is a nine-mile LRT line connecting Newark Penn Station and Broad Street Commuter Rail Station, with the Newark International Airport and Elizabeth (1996-1998)
• Hiawatha Avenue is a 12-mile corridor that connects downtown Minneapolis with the Twin Cities Airport. The EIS evaluated roadway and transit alternatives and included both 4(f) and 6(f) statements. The roadway portion of the project is under construction, the LRT portion is being implemented as a design/build project (1979-1985)
• Norfolk-Virginia Beach PE/EIS Project is an 18-mile, $400 million LRT system (1996-2001)
• Monorail-Northeast Corridor Extension Project at Newark International Airport assessed the impacts of a $250 million, one-mile extension of the existing on-airport automated people mover system to a new station on the Northeast Commuter Rail Corridor (1994-1996).

Challenges and Innovation in Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar Series (February 04, 2009)

E Mail: richard.wolsfeld@aecom.com
Web Link: www.aecom.com

Last Updated: 07/07/2013

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