Published: Nov. 3, 2023 By

Bernard AmadeiBernard Amadei, distinguished professor in civil, environmental and architectural engineering, was inducted into the American Society for Engineering Education Hall of Fame. The prestigious designation recognizes outstanding individuals in engineering and engineering technology education whose contributions have left a significant impact. 

Amadei said he was "deeply grateful" for the recognition.

"It serves as a reminder of the importance of engineering education in shaping the future of humanity in the 21st century," he said. "It validates the belief that quality education is the cornerstone of progress and innovation."

The 2023 inductees were announced at the society’s 130th Gala on Oct. 10. 

Amadei received his PhD in 1982 from the University of California at Berkeley. He is the founding director of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering & Resilience, the founding president of Engineers Without Borders - USA and the co-founder of the Engineers Without Borders-International network. Among other distinctions, Amadei is the 2007 co-recipient of the Heinz Award for the Environment; the recipient of the 2008 ENR Award of Excellence; the recipient of the 2015 Washington and ASCE OPAL awards; the recipient of the 2016 C. H. Dunn Award of the Construction Industry Institute; an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Construction; and an elected Senior Ashoka Fellow. He holds seven honorary doctoral degrees (UMass Lowell; Carroll College; Clarkson; Drexel; SUNY-ESF; Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and Technion in Israel). In 2013 and 2014, Amadei served as a Science Envoy to Pakistan and Nepal for the U.S. Department of State. 

"I am also grateful to many colleagues and friends for supporting the creation of Engineers Without Borders-USA and the Mortenson Center over the past 20 years," Amadei said. "I remain dedicated to the cause and eager to continue contributing to the field."