February 13, 2014

AAWRE President Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, is among a group of highly esteemed professionals elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on February 6.  Dr. Boulos was recognized by NAE for his significant contributions to theory and practice of computational hydraulics simulation technology for water infrastructure.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineering professional.  National Academy of Engineering 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 NAE 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.

Dr. Boulos is the current president, chief operating and chief technical officer at Innovyze, Inc.,  a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure.  Dr. Boulos is currently serving his second 3-year term on the AAWRE Board of Trustees, being nominated as President-Elect of AAWRE in 2012.  Dr. Boulos also chairs the Board of Trustees of the Lebanese American University (New York, NY, and Beirut, Lebanon) and serves on the Boards of Directors of Innovyze, MWH Global (Broomfield, CO), 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), and also on the Board of the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE).

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.

Dr. Boulos on his election into the NAE:

“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. 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.”

Dr. Boulos is also 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 (Los Angeles, CA); 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 elected an Honorary Diplomate (Hon.D.WRE) of AAWRE in 2008 and bestowed the Distinguished Diplomate of Navigation Engineering (Dist. D.NE) by the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers in 2012, both the highest individual honors given by the Academies.  Dr. Boulos is also a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Diplomate (by Eminence) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

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.

For more information on the new class of National Academy of Engineering Inductees: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=02062014