Dr. Alan Lutenegger P.E., F. ASCE was recently elected to the status of ASCE Fellow. He received his Ph.D., MS and BS from Iowa State University. Prior to joining the CEE faculty at UMass, Dr. Lutenegger was Associate Professor of Civil Engineering (1983-1988) at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. Dr. Lutenegger has been on the faculty of the UMass CEE Department since 1989 as an Associate Professor and was promoted to Professor in 1995.

Professor Behrouz Shafei received the “2013 Hojjat Adeli Award for Innovation in Computing” for his paper titled “A Stochastic Computational Framework to Investigate the Initial Stage of Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete Superstructures” published in the Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering.

In July, Dr. Eleni Christofa traveled to Florianopolis, Brazil to teach a short course on public transportation at the University of Santa Catarina.  She then traveled to Portland, OR to attend the Symposium Celebrating 50 Years of Traffic Flow Theory organized by TRB's Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee.