Next Monday, November 11, in 102 DeBartolo Hall, Bernard Amadei, NAE, Professor of Civil Engineering and Mortenson Chair in Global Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder and Founding President of Engineers Without Borders-USA, will be presenting a seminar entitled "Engineering in Sustainable Human Development: Challenges and Opportunities."
Dr. Amadei is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his PhD in
1982 from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Amadei holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global
Engineering and served as Faculty Director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing
Communities from 2009‐2012. He is also the Founding President of Engineers Without Borders ‐ USA and the
co‐founder of the Engineers Without Borders‐International network. Among other distinctions, Dr. Amadei is
the 2007 co‐recipient of the Heinz Award for the Environment; the recipient of the 2008 ENR Award of
Excellence; an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering; and an elected Senior Knight‐
Ashoka Fellow. He holds three honorary doctoral degrees. Dr. Amadei was recently appointed as a 2012
Science Envoy by the U.S. Department of State.