ASCE has honored Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, NAE, with the 2016 Outstanding Projects and Leaders Lifetime Achievement Award for Design.
Bonaparte is the president and CEO and principal for Geosyntec Consultants in Atlanta.
He has extensive experience in the siting, design, permitting, construction, and closure of municipal, industrial, and hazardous-waste landfills and liquid impoundments. He is widely regarded as a national leader in the design and performance evaluation of waste-containment systems for all types of solid-waste landfills. He has directed, managed, and served as engineer-of-record on numerous projects for many public- and private-sector clients.
He is a registered professional engineer in 19 states.
Among his many professional awards and honors, Bonaparte was a charter member of the University of California, Berkeley Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni, and he was the 2000 recipient of the ASCE James R. Croes Medal.
The OPAL Awards honor outstanding civil engineering leaders whose lifetime accomplishments contributed in one of five categories – construction, design, education, government, or management. The 2016 honorees will be recognized at the OPAL Awards Gala, March 17, in Arlington, VA.