bernard amadei
Mortenson Endowed Chair

Bernard Amadei is a Distinguished Professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering. He received his PhD in 1982 from the University of California at Berkeley. Amadei is co-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, 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 and the 2015 Washington Award; an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering; and a senior Ashoka Fellow. He holds five honorary doctoral degrees (UMass Lowell, Caroll College, Clarkson, Drexel and WPI). In 2013 and 2014, Amadei served as a science envoy to Pakistan and Nepal for the U.S. Department of State.