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Keynote Speech
Professor Bernard Amadei will give a talk at IICEE2017.
Abstract will be announced later.

Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering • Co-Director

Civil • Environmental • and Architectural Engineering Department

amadei@colorado.edu

303-492-7734

University of Colorado
Engineering Center Office Tower (ECOT) Room 546
428 UCB (mailing address)

Boulder CO 80309-0428 

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 is the past Director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities at CU Boulder and holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering. 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,the 2015 OPAL Award from ASCE; the 2015 Washington Award; and the 2016 C.H. Dunn Award from the Construction Industry Institute. He is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the Academy of Construction, and a senior Ashoka Fellow. He holds five Honorary Doctoral Degrees (UMass Lowell,Caroll College,Clarkson,Drexel,and WPI). In 2013 and 2014,Dr. Amadei served as a Science Envoy to Pakistan and Nepal for the U.S. Department of State.


Biographical Sketch

Bernard Amadei is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His main research and teaching interests have initially been in geomechanics and geological engineering. He obtained his MaSc degree in Civil Engineering in 1979 from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering in 1982 from the University of California,Berkeley. He is a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

Prof. Amadei has been extremely active in publishing papers in both scientific journals and professional meetings. He has authored and co-authored four books and approximately 180 technical papers. His research at the University of Colorado has been multidisciplinary. He has also provided consulting services to various engineering companies and organizations around the world. 


Prof. Amadei`s current  interests reside in the application of systems science and complexity science in small-scale community development projects and geological engineering projects. More specifically,he is interested in how to  use system dynamics tools combined with other decision tools to: (i) model the complex interactions taking place  across social,natural,economic,and infrastructure systems; and (ii) understand how such interactions my contribute to sustainable development. Dr. Amadei is also interested in the new field of Peace Engineering (PeaceEng). It introduces engineers to the issues and mechanics of conflict analysis and peacebuilding and invites engineers to develop systemic methods and technologies to support peacebuilding efforts in conflict avoidance,reduction,and/or recovery.
 

Prof. Amadei returned as co-Director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities in July 2015. 

Prof. Amadei is also the Founding President of Engineers Without Borders - USA and co-founder of the Engineers Without Borders-International network.

 



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