Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Activities and Recognitions 

The department maintains a commitment to excellence in education, research, and professional service while advancing the engineering science fundamentals of the civil and environmental engineering disciplines. Below are some of the current professional activities and recent recognitions of our faculty.

Professional Activities

Journal Editorships

Burcu Akinci

Editorial Board Member - Journal of Automation in Construction
Associate Editor - Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering 

Jacobo Bielak

Editorial Advisory Board - Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics

Chris Hendrickson     Editor-in-Chief - Journal of Transportation Engineering
Greg Lowry    

Executive Editor and Associate Editor -  Environmental Science & Technology
Editorial Board - ES Nano and Nature: Scientific Data

Sean Qian

Associate Editor - Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
Editorial Board Editor - Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
Associate Editor - Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics
Handling Editor – Transportation Research Record

National Research Council

Jared Cohon
  • Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (Chair)

  • Committee on Undergraduate Enrollment in Computer Science (Co-Chair)
Dave Dzombak
  • Water Science and Technology Board
  • Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability (Co-Chair)
  • Roundtable on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Development (Co-Chair)

Chris Hendrickson

  • Evaluation of the Federal Railroad Administration Research and Development Program
  • Committee on Reinvesting in Inland Waterways: What Policymakers Need to Know (Chair)
Mitchell Small
  • Risk Management and Governance Issues in Shale Gas Development (Chair)

National Academy of Engineering Members

Jacobo Bielak
Jared Cohon
David Dzombak
Steven Fenves
Chris Hendrickson  

International Academy Members

Jacobo Bielak - Corresponding Member, Mexican Academy of Engineering 
Jacobo Bielak - Corresponding Member, Mexican Academy of Sciences 

ASCE Distinguished Members

Tung Au
Jacobo Bielak
Jared Cohon
David Dzombak
Steven Fenves
Chris Hendrickson

University Professors 

Jacobo Bielak
Jared Cohon
David Dzombak
Chris Hendrickson 

Endowed Professorships  

Burcu Akinci Paul Christiano Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jacobo Bielak - Hamerschlag University Professor
David DzombakHamerschlag University Professor
James H. Garrett, Jr. - Thomas Lord Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chris Hendrickson - Hamerschlag University Professor
Greg Lowry- Walter J. Blenko, Sr. Professor of Environmental Engineering 
Sean QianHenry Posner, Anne Molloy, and Robert and Christine Pietrandrea Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mitch Small - H. John Heinz III Professor of Environmental Engineering
Jeanne VanBriesenDuquesne Light Professor of Engineering