Bernard Amadei (Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Founding President of Engineers Without Borders – USA and co-founder of Engineers Without Borders-International)Bernard Amadei is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His main research and teaching interests have initially been in rock mechanics and engineering geology. 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 co-authored two books and approximately 160 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 cover the topics of sustainability and global development. At the University of Colorado at Boulder, Prof. Amadei directs the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities (www.edc-cu.org). Its overall mission is to educate globally responsible engineering students and professionals who can offer sustainable and appropriate solutions to the endemic problems faced by developing communities worldwide. Prof. Amadei is also the Founding President of Engineers Without Borders – USA (www.ewb-usa.org) and co-founder of Engineers Without Borders-International (www.ewb-international.org).