Carnegie Mellon University

Alumni Profiles

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.

Internships

Internship: Helping Michigan Clean Water Nonprofit Review United Nations’ SDGs

Roseanne Usnay (CEE ’19) is interning for the environmental program at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint, Michigan. The foundation provides grants for both clean water projects in the Great Lakes region and clean energy projects in South America and Africa. Roseanne is enrolled in the integrated BS/MS program at CEE and just completed her undergraduate studies.

Internship: Intern Gains Mentors, Guidance, Job Offer After Graduation

Masters student David DeSmet’s grew professionally through his internship at the Engineering Research and Decision Center at the Army Corps of Engineering, David has grown professionally. DeSmet was also offered the opportunity to continue working for the Army Corps of Engineering after he completes his degree in December 2018.

Internship: Focused on Safe Closing of Coal Ash Basins

Undergraduate Simone Stein (CEE/EPP ’20) is spending her summer in Charlotte, North Carolina working with the Coal Combustion Products team at Duke Energy. She’s assisting the group, which was formed in 2014 after the Dan River coal ash spill, to implement the safe closing of North Carolina coal ash basins which are mandated by the state government.

Internship Provides Insight into Water Industry Innovation

Master’s degree candidate Liz Alexander (CEE 2019) is spending the summer interning for the nonprofit Current.

Internship: Student’s Analysis Leads to Potential Cost and Energy Savings

Tessa Weeden (CEE ’20) is spending her summer far from Pittsburgh—as an intern at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP). Her work focuses on making borough buildings more efficient to save both energy and money.

Internship: Restoring the George Summer Internship—Ensuring Safety and Adding Appeal

CEE/EPP undergraduate Joseph Iacobellis is spending his summer working on “Restoring the George,” an initiative of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to maintain the structural health of the George Washington Bridge.