Department Chair at Lamar Earns Fellow Honors

August 21, 2017


Liv Haselbach, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering at Lamar University, in Texas, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Haselbach, author of The Engineering Guide to LEED–New Construction: Sustainable Construction for Engineers (McGraw-Hill), served as an associate director of USDOT’s Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC, University Transportation) and was the 2015 Fulbright/Alcoa Distinguished Chair in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering in Brazil. She was previously an associate/full professor of civil and environmental engineering at Washington State University, an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina, and a lecturer at Yale University.

Her recent research includes multiphase and multiscale benefits of pervious concrete and life-cycle (particularly use phase) projects, and sustainability course and rubric development. She has authored numerous papers on sustainability related to site issues, concrete carbon sequestration, metal mitigation technologies, soil contamination, and low-impact development.

Haselbach is an active volunteer in ASCE, ASTM, ACI, and ISO for sustainability and low-impact development education and standards development. She is a licensed professional engineer and a LEED AP (BD+C). Prior to her academic career, she founded an engineering consulting company in the New York–Connecticut area that specialized in permitting and site development for major U.S. companies. Most of her clients were oil companies and among her projects were new retail petroleum facilities, underground storage tank upgrades, and major renovations. Her prior professional service included being a member of the Low Level Radioactivity Advisory Committee for the State of Connecticut and a wetlands commissioner for the Town of Monroe.

Her degrees include a B.S. with distinction in civil and environmental engineering from Cornell, an M.S. in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Connecticut.

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