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David Schaad Named Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers

Schaad is a professor of the practice of civil and environmental engineering at Duke

David SchaadDavid Schaad, professor of the practice of civil and environmental engineering at Duke, has been elected a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Schaad joins the fewer than 3.5 percent of members to hold the prestigious honor recognizing those who have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that have enhanced lives.

Schaad was recognized for his specialties in both hazardous waste management/site remediation and water supply/wastewater engineering. After 15 years working for various engineering firms, Schaad joined Duke to invest in the next generation of leaders by developing their design skills and ability to move from thinking to conceptualization to implementation.

Since joining the faculty, Schaad has developed a course focused on response to natural disasters, leading teams to both Southeast Asia and New Orleans. He helped establish Duke Engineers for International Development, a student group that works in collaboration with local partners to address identified community needs. He also recently led the effort to establish a new Certificate in Global Development Engineering.

Schaad currently serves as president of the Eastern Branch of the ASCE North Carolina Section. He is also a diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists), a licensed contractor (and qualifier) in Building, Highways and Public Utilities in the State of North Carolina, and a registered professional engineer in twenty-one states.