Sue McNeil, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and of urban planning and public affairs at the University of Delaware. She also serves as the director of the University of Delaware’s disaster science and management program. Dr. McNeil has been honored by ASCE for her contributions as an outstanding leader in the engineering profession by being named to the 2015 Class of Distinguished Members.
McNeil was an early leader in sustainable thinking and brownfield development, and a pioneer in the field of infrastructure systems asset management. Her work on brownfields redevelopment in the Pittsburgh area became a model for aging cities around the world.
McNeil also served as a professor of civil and environmental engineering and engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research and teaching interests focus on transportation infrastructure management with an emphasis on the application of advanced technologies, economic analysis, analytical methods, and computer applications. She served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board. From 1988 to 1993 she chaired the ASCE Urban Transportation Division Committee on Transportation Facilities Management, and she is a founding associate editor and currently the editor-in-chief for the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems.
McNeil was honored with ASCE’s Harland Bartholomew Award, the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Young Investigator, and the University of Delaware’s E.A. Trabant Award for Women’s Equity.
She earned a bachelor of engineering degree from the University of Newcastle and her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.