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Toward Infrastructure Improvement: An Agenda for Research A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND STAFF JAMES P. GOULD, Sc.D. (Chairman) is a partner with Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers. He specializes in evaluations of prototype performance, application of soft and rock properties to foundation design and engineering geology. He earned a B.S.C.E. from the University of Washington, an M.S.C.E. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Sc.D. from Harvard University. He is an Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and is a member of NAE and the Moles, and a Fellow of the American Consulting Engineers Council. EDWARD COHEN is managing partner of Ammann & Whitney, Consulting Engineers, and a member of the NAE. He earned a B.S. in Engineering from Columbia University in 1945 and an M.S. in Civil Engineering in 1954. An internationally recognized structural consulting engineer, he has received many awards for his achievements in engineering, including the Illig medal for Applied Science, Columbia University, 1946; Egleston medal Columbia University, 1981, and Goethals medal for Engineering Achievement, Society of American Military Engineers, 1985. His company was responsible for the restoration of the Statue of Liberty and the West Face of the U.S. Capitol. THOMAS J. EGGUM is the City Engineer for St. Paul Minnesota. He is responsible for the programs and projects of the Public Works Department of St. Paul. He serves as management peer reviewer and peer review trainer for the American Society of Civil Engineers and Advisory Committee member, self-assessment trainer and local manager for the American Public Works Association's Public Works Management Practices Research Project. He earned a B.C.E. from the University of Minnesota and M.S.C.E. and Master of Public Works Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
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Toward Infrastructure Improvement: An Agenda for Research EZRA D. EHRENKRANTZ, FAIA is President, Ehrenkrantz and Eckstut, Architects and holds the Sponsored Chair of Architecture and Building Science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. An architect and specialist in building systems technology, he was nominated as Construction Man of the Year by ENR magazine and has received the American Institute of Architecture New York Chapter's Medal of Honor. He received his B.A. in architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M. in architecture from the University of Liverpool. CARL MONISMITH is Robert Horonjeff Professor of Civil Engineering and Research Engineer at the Institute of Transportation Studies of the University of California at Berkeley. He earned a B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. from the University of California at Berkeley. He has served as a consultant to the Asphalt Institute, Chevron Research Corporation, Corps of Engineers, Transport Canada-Air, Woodward Clyde Consultants, Bechtel Corporation, ARE, Inc., and the U.S.A.F., and is a member of the NAE. ROBERT S. O'NEIL is President of De Leuw, Cather & Company, and President, Parsons Transportation Group. He has been responsible for planning, design, and implementation of major transportation projects, including urban transportation systems, highways, railroads, and other transportation-related facilities, including domestic and international. Mr. O'Neil earned his B.S.C.E. from the University of Notre Dame and his M.C.E. from the Catholic University of America. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Institute of Transportation Engineers and a member of several transportation professional societies and the Civil Engineering Research Foundation. THOMAS D. O'ROURKE, Ph.D., is professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. He earned a B.S.C.E. from Cornell University, and an M.S.C.E. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the NAE, and has received the Collingwood and Huber Research Prizes from the American Society of Civil Engineers for his work on underground facilities, and the C.A. Hogentogler Award from ASTM for his work on the field monitoring of large construction projects. He is a member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society for Testing and Materials, Geotechnical Society, and International Society for Rock Mechanics. JOSEPH C. PERKOWSKI, Ph.D., is Manager of the Advanced Civil Systems program within the Research and Development Department of Bechtel, responsible for the effective technical and business integration of new technological developments within the strategic plan of Bechtel Civil Inc., the operating arm of Bechtel in the area of civil systems. He was formerly the Staff Programs Manager of the Building Systems
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Toward Infrastructure Improvement: An Agenda for Research Company, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (1982-1986); Vice President of Oxford Development Group, Ltd. (1979-1982); and Senior Research Officer within the Corporate Department of Environmental and Social Affairs at Petro-Canada. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Management from the Department of Civil Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. JOHN RAMAGE is Vice President of CH2M Hill, Inc. His career has included responsibility for major underground and pollution abatement projects. He earned a B.S.C.E. from Washington State University and an M.S.C.E. from the University of Illinois. SARAH SLAUGHTER, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Engineering Management in the Department of Civil Engineering at Lehigh University, involved in conducting research to develop a methodology to evaluate the resource efficiency of existing and emerging technologies. She earned an S.B. in Civil Engineering and Anthropology, S.M. in Technology Policy, and a multidisciplinary Ph.D. in the Management of Technology, Departments of Management and Civil Engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Slaughter is a member of Signa Xi, National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the New York Academy of Sciences. JOEL A. TARR, Ph.D., is the Richard S. Caliguiri Professor of Urban and Environmental History and Policy at Carnegie-Mellon University. He is currently working on projects exploring the relationship between industrial wastes and environmental pollution, energy and the environment, and the development of the urban infrastructure. He received his B.S. and M.A. degrees at Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in American History at Northwestern University. He has served as President of the Public History Association. Staff ANDREW C. LEMER, Ph.D., an engineer-economist and planner, is the President of the MATRIX Group, Inc. Formerly Division Vice President with PRC Engineering, Inc., he was Director of the Building Research Board from 1988 to 1993. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the National Institute of Building Sciences. Dr. Lerner is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Urban Land Institute, and the American Macro-Engineering Society. He received his S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and held a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.
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Toward Infrastructure Improvement: An Agenda for Research RITA B. LEAHY, Ph.D., a National Science Foundation Visiting Scholar and assistant professor (visiting) of civil engineering at Oregon State University, was formerly senior staff engineer with the Strategic Highway Research program. Dr. Leahy received BS and ME degrees in civil engineering at the University of South Carolina and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. MAHADEVAN (DEV) MANI, Ph.D., is the Director of the Division of Infrastructure, Energy, and Environmental Engineering in the National Research Council's (NRC) Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems. The Division encompasses the Energy Engineering, Geotechnical, and Building Research Boards and is engaged in a number of studies for various federal agencies. Dr. Mani came to the NRC in 1989 from TRW. PETER H. SMEALLIE is a Senior Program Officer in the Division of Infrastructure, Energy, and Environmental Engineering, and formerly Director of the Geotechnical Board. Prior to his work with the NASNRC, he was Vice President of Thomas Vonier Associates, an architecture and consulting firm, and was a program director with the American Institute of Architects Research Corporation. He has a degree in Urban Studies from St. Lawrence University.
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