Broomfield, Colorado, USA, February 11, 2014 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that its president, COO and chief technical officer, Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on February 6. In total, the academy welcomed 67 new American members and 11 foreign associates this year, bringing the total U.S. membership to 2,250 and the number of foreign associates to 214.
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature,” and to the “pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”
The academy’s citation recognized Boulos “for contributions to theory and practice of computational hydraulics simulation technology for water infrastructure.”
Along with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and the National Research Council (NRC), it is part of the National Academies, founded by congressional charter and signed into being by President Lincoln in 1863. Under this charter the NAE is directed “whenever called upon by any department or agency of the government, to investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art.”
“While I am truly honored and humbled by this great recognition, it must be shared with my mentors and colleagues whose inspiration and support played a significant part in making these achievements possible,” Boulos said of his election. “It’s wonderful to know that my contributions to water infrastructure engineering — such a vital aspect of human life — are being recognized in this exceptional way.”
One of the world’s foremost experts on water resources and navigation engineering, Dr. Boulos is the author of nine authoritative books and more than 100 technical articles on issues critical to the water and wastewater industry. He has received a range of honors from national and international scientific and engineering societies, governments, universities and NGOs, including notable technical awards for excellence in scholarship from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Water Works Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Dr. Boulos is a recipient of the U.S. Ellis Island Medal of Honor, one of America’s highest accolades; the Pride of Heritage Award from the Lebanese American Foundation; and the Lebanese American University Alumni of the Year Award. He was inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Hall of Distinction, the highest honor the university bestows on its alumni. Dr. Boulos was also awarded Honorary Diplomate status (Hon.D.WRE) by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers as well as Distinguished Diplomate status in Navigation Engineering (Dist. D.NE) by the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers, the top honors for both academies. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Diplomate (by Eminence) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
Dr. Boulos chairs the Board of Trustees of the Lebanese American University (New York, NY, and Beirut, Lebanon) and the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of Innovyze, MWH Global (Broomfield, CO), Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers, and America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc./AMIDEAST (Washington, D.C.); and on the Dean’s International Council of the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago (Chicago, IL).
Dr. Boulos received his Doctorate, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky, along with a Bachelor’s degree in General Science from the Lebanese American University. He has also completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
For more information on the National Academies, visit http://www.nationalacademies.
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