Carnegie Mellon University

Dave Dzombak

February 15, 2019

Dzombak Named ASCE Pittsburgh’s Civil Engineer of the Year

CEE is proud to announce that Professor Dave Dzombak has been named the 2019 ASCE Pittsburgh Section’s Civil Engineer of the Year. The prestigious award is presented to one local engineer yearly, in recognition of continual excellent work.

Dzombak is recognized for both his research and teaching on water quality engineering, water resource sustainability, energy-environment issues, and the impacts of climate change—including ways to adapt infrastructure to handle future environmental changes. He’s a sought-after expert in water quality and engineering, and has been quoted in local and national publications regarding his work.

Dzombak is professionally engaged in the wider engineering community, serving on the National Academies Water Science and Technology Board, the National Academies Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability, and the National Academies Roundtable on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Development. He’s also a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, a Diplomate Water Resources Engineer, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

ASCE Pittsburgh’s Civil Engineer of the Year is chosen based on the following criteria: the engineer must have an established reputation for professional service, notable achievement within the civil engineering field, and many years of distinguished and acknowledged service. Additional requirements include providing value contributions to the profession—and participation in engineering affairs at the local and national level.  

Congratulations to Professor Dzombak for this accomplishment! The award will be presented on February 16, 2019 during the ASCE Pittsburgh Engineers’ Week banquet.