Bernard Amadei
Distinguished Professor • Professional Engineer (PE)
Geotechnical Engineering & Geomechanics • Civil Systems • Engineering for Developing Communities • Geoenvironmental Engineering
303-492-7734

Office: ECOT 546

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Education:

  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1982
  • MaSc, University of Toronto, Canada, 1979
  • Dipl. Eng., School of Applied Geology and Mining Engineering, Nancy, France, 1977

Biographical Summary

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 serves as a Faculty Co-Director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities. 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 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 five honorary doctoral degrees (UMass Lowell; Carroll College; Clarkson, Drexel, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute). In 2013 and 2014, Dr. Amadei served as a Science Envoy to Pakistan and Nepal for the U.S. Department of State.