Jeanne M. VanBriesen
Duquesne Light Company Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Jeanne M. VanBriesen is the Duquesne Light Company Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, where she also serves as the Vice Provost for Faculty. She is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) and of its Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) as well as a fellow of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP).
Dr. VanBriesen holds a B.S. in Education and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University. She is a licensed professional engineer. Her research is in environmental systems, including detection of biological agents in water systems, bromine-containing disinfection by-products in drinking water, and impacts of energy extraction on water systems. Dr. VanBriesen has served on the board of the Association for Environmental Engineering and Science Professors and the U.S.EPA Science Advisory Board. She is currently the Chair of the Board of the Consortium for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences (CUAHSI).
Dr. VanBriesen has been an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow and she has received numerous awards, including the 2015 American Society of Civil Engineers Margaret S. Petersen Award and the 2009 American Society of Civil Engineers Pittsburgh Chapter Professor of the Year. Dr. VanBriesen was a selected presenter at the National Academy of Engineering Indo-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium on Infrastructure in 2008, and an invited speaker at the National Academy of Engineering Education Symposium in 2010. She was selected as a National Academy of Engineering Gilbreth Lecturer in 2011.