Leaders in Engineering (April 2016)

The Wall Street Journal recently profiled Elisabeth A. Malsch, Ph.D., P.E. (NY A ’99), as an engineer whose “work encompasses both finding what goes wrong with structures and developing technologies to improve them.” Dr. Malsch is vice president of Thornton Tomasetti and heads the advanced analytics group that focuses on forensic investigations and research and development.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a doctorate in engineering mechanics from Columbia University. Read the article for more information on her work, including details of her investigation of the 2007 deadly collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, MN.


Daniel K. Carder, WV A ’92, has been named to the 2016 Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The Register-Herald (KY) reported that Carder led the research team that broke open the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

“It’s overwhelming to look at the list,” says Carder, director of WVU’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions (CAFEE). “I’m so honored to be included with such influential and prominent people, but even though it’s my name in print I believe this is truly CAFEE’s honor, the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering’s honor and West Virginia University’s honor.”


On Tuesday, April 19, the University of Kentucky Tau Beta Pi College of Engineering Awards Banquet took place. Click here for the full list of student and faculty winners. Below are a few Tau Bate award recipients.

Matthew Beck, Ph.D. – recipient of the Dr. Bruce L. Walcott (IN A ’81) Tau Beta Pi Most Outstanding Service Award
Hayden Smith – (KY A 2016) recipient of the Most Outstanding Senior award
Kyle L. Hogue – (KY A ’15) recipient of the Academic Achievement Award for mining engineering


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