Carnegie Mellon University

Alumni Profiles

Leading the Way on Corporate Environmental Sustainability

As Vice President of Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety at IBM, CEE alumn Wayne Balta now leads the environmental efforts he helped to start nearly 30 years ago.

Adam Incorporates Strategy, Sustainability into Chase Center

When the NBA’s Golden State Warriors plays its first game in the brand new 18,000 seat Chase Center, CEE alum Véronique Adam (BS '15) will be cheering them on—not just as a fan, but as an engineer who helped to make the center a reality.

Alum Turns Battery Acid into Fertilizer – While Exceeding EPA Standards

When John (Jack) Richardson, P.E. (BS ’87) is currently working on a project to convert industrial battery acid into fertilizer, an initiative born out of the EPA’s industry mandates to reduce emissions.

Kutchko Named SPE Distinguished Lecturer

Alumna Barbara Kutchko (PhD ‘08) named a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) distinguished lecturer.

Hancherick Returns to Campus as Project Engineer for ANSYS Hall

Carly Hancherick (CEE '14), is bringing her unique perspective to the project thanks to her familiarity with the school and campus. She’s working as the project engineer for the construction management team, Mosites Construction.

Building Bridges to Success

Civil Engineering alumnus W. Logan Dickerson always imagined building bridges would be in his future. His father had founded a bridge construction business in 1929, and Dickerson knew from the start that he wanted to earn a degree that allowed him to follow in his father’s footsteps.

CEE Alum Paul Murphy Oversees Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm

As Vice President of Operations and Engineering at Deepwater Wind, CEE alum Paul Murphy has a job unlike any other in the United States.

CEE/BME Alumna Corinne Clinch Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Corinne Clinch (CEE/BMA BS '14) has been named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in the Social Entrepreneurs category.

For One Alumna, a Rare Opportunity on the National Mall

Brittani Grant (BS, MS '12), a Project Manager at Clark Construction Group, discusses her role in helping to bring the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture to life.

YES: Mentoring Future Green Leaders

Detroit's next generation of green leaders: How Bryan Lewis (BS '13, MS '14) is working at the intersection of sustainability and social justice.

Alumni Improving Water Infrastructure Across the Globe with EWB

Alumni, Aileen Craig (BS '12, MS '13) and Sumon Chatterjee (MS '14), work with Engineers Without Borders to improve water access around the world.

CEE Alumnus Takes Construction Engineering Expertise around the World

Alumnus Omar De Leon (MS '11) is taking his engineering expertise around the world as a Construction Engineer for ExxonMobil.

Learning by Doing: How CEE Prepared Leslie Cohen to be a Global Citizen and Technology Pioneer

Alum Leslie Cohen (BS '62, MS '64, PhD '66) discusses how CEE prepared him for his engineering career.

Building a Better Filter: Corrinne Clinch (CEE, BME '14)

CEE/BME alumna Corinne Clinch (BS '14) is leading her company Rorus, Inc to build the world's best point-of-use water filter.

Gomez Rivera is Making D.C.’s Waterways Cleaner

Alejandro Gómez Rivera (MS '13) is part of an engineering team that is building a 12,300-foot-long tunnel, called the Anacostia River Tunnel, for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority.

Rebecca Cassler Fearing Finds CEE Experiences Reflect Work at Google Today

Since graduating from Carnegie Mellon in 1999, Rebecca Cassler Fearing has found that the project-based courses she took while studying civil engineering at the university have prepared her for many of the challenges she faces as a manager at Google today. She was recently named Titan of the Future by the Austin Business Journal.