Dr. Bernard Amadei
"Role of Engineers in Poverty Reduction: Challenges and Opportunities"
Presented Monday, November 10, 2008
3:30 p.m. - Fiedler Hall Auditorium
Bernard Amadei is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He obtained his MaSc degree in civil engineering in 1979 from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in civil engineering in 1982 from the University of California, Berkeley. He was recently elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
Prof. Amadei’s current interests cover the topics of sustainability and international development. At the University of Colorado at Boulder, he directs a new program, Engineering for Developing Communities, whose overall mission is to educate globally responsible engineering students and professionals who can offer sustainable and appropriate solutions to endemic problems faced by developing communities worldwide.
The Founding President of Engineers Without Borders - USA and co-founder of Engineers Without Borders-International, he guides these organizations under the mission to partner with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while involving and training internationally responsible engineering professionals and students.
Prof. Amadei has co-authored two books and approximately 150 technical papers. His research at the University of Colorado has been multidisciplinary, and he has provided consulting services to various engineering companies and organizations around the world. His goal is to promote sustainable development, appropriate technology, service learning, and system thinking in the curriculum and research of civil and environmental engineering programs at CU Boulder and other U.S. universities.