Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Morey Albertson

Professor Maurice Albertson

Maurice Albertson, a civil engineering emeritus professor who played a critical role in the creation of the Peace Corps, died on Jan. 11, 2009, at age 90.
For more information about Maury Albertson’s incredible life and accomplishments, click here.  A Memorial Poem by Della Laura

Lionel Baldwin

Professor Lionel Baldwin

Lionel Baldwin served in academic administration for over 30 years.  In 1984, he was a founder of the National Technology University, NTU, and served as its President for 16 years.  The NTU national satellite network provided advanced education to technical professionals at more than 1000 sites and its courses were offered by 53 major universites.

Prior to NTU, Baldwin was Dean of the College of Engineering at Colorado State University for 20 years joining the Civil Engineering Department in 1961 as an Associate Professor.

Baldwin received many honors throughout his lengthy career including an award for plasma research from NASA, the Kenneth Andrew Roe Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies, and a Distinguished Service Award from the University of Notre Dame.

Bogusz Bienkiewicz

Professor Bogusz Bienkiewicz

Bogusz Bienkiewicz was born in Poland and served on faculty at the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland prior to joining the Department at Colorado State University.  His research interests were in wind engineering, fluid mechanics, structural engineering probabilistic methods, experimental/computer modeling and international programs.

Bienkiewicz served as the director of the Wind Engineering and Fluids Laboratory at Colorado State.  He was one of the originators of the International Wind Engineering Forum, an organization established to promote and facilitate international exchange of technical information and collaborative activities throughout the world.  Bienkiewicz served as both vice-president and president of the American Association for Wind Engineering (AAWE) and he was presented with the AAWE Distinguished Service Award for Wind Engineering.

Jack Cermak

Professor Jack Cermak

Jack Cermak, Professor, was recognized around the world as the father of wind engineering. In 1959, he founded the Fluid Dynamics and Diffusion Laboratory at Colorado State. This revolutionary laboratory is filled with models and wind tunnels that are used to study the effect of wind on manmade and geological structures. As a world-renowned wind engineer, Cermak, together with his colleagues and graduate students, helped to solve thousands of wind engineering dilemmas.

Cermak’s groundbreaking research led to his election into the National Academy of Engineering. In addition to his research, Cermak developed the engineering science major, an interdepartmental undergraduate program that he chaired from 1962-1973.  Cermak was also one of the founders of the Colorado State University Research Foundation.

Professor Wayne Clyma

Wayne Clyma, Professor, began his career at Colorado State University in 1971.  While at CSU his worked focused on irrigation water management and he worked in various countries through World Bank and the US Agency for International Development.  Some of the countries included Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal, Egypt, Kenya, and Chile. Wayne also worked with Irrigation Water Management improvement projects in several US States including Colorado, Texas, and Arizona. He was the Associate Project Coordinator the Egyptian Water Use and Management Project for 7 years. He was the Co-Project Coordinator of the Water Management Synthesis Project for 5 years and the Project Director of the Water Management Synthesis II Project.  Wayne worked on several Interdisciplinary Water Management Projects that included engineers, agronomist, economists, and sociologists from federal agencies and several universities.

Wayne was a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) for 62 years. He received several awards, most notably in 2009 the Kishida International Award was presented by ASABE for outstanding contributions toward food and fiber production, improved living, and education of people outside the United States. He also received a National Water Research Center’s Anniversary Appreciation Award from the Govt of Egypt Ministry of Agriculture for his work on the Egyptian Water Use and Management Project and a Gold Medal Award from the Government of Pakistan for “Meritorious Service in Water Management”. In 1993, He was inducted into the Keota Alumni “Hall of Fame” for his work in the field of education and water management.

Art Corey

Professor Arthur Corey

Arthur T. Corey completed a B.S. degree in Soil Science at the University of Maryland, an M.S. degree in Irrigation at Colorado A&M (CSU) and a Ph.D. a Rutgers University in New Jersey.  Corey was first employed the the experiment station at Colorado A&M as a ground water scientist eventually becoming a full professor at Colorado State University in the Department of Agricultural Engineering.  In 1965 Art worked on a water project in Lahore, Pakistan, but was evacuated only after a few months due to a war between Indian and Pakistan.

Dr. Maurice Albertson convinced Corey to teach for the first two years of the SEATO Graduate School of Engineering now known as the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand and Corey convinced some of those Thai students to return to CSU for Ph.Ds.

After retiring from CSU in 1975, Cory taught and also worked as a water scientist in Ireland, Turkey and Sri Lanka, as well as collaborating with various universities in the U.S.

Norman Evans

Professor Norman Evans

Norman Evans, after graduating with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from CSU, had a career in agricultural engineering which spanned over 40 years.  He retired as professor emeritus from the Department of Civil Engineering and served as director of the Colorado Water Research Institute.  Evans was also an active member of the first Colorado Water Control Commission.  In addition, Evans also served on the Fort Collins Water Board and the Poudre Landmarks Foundation.

Jorge Ramirez

Professor Jorge Ramirez

Dr. Ramirez joined Colorado State University in 1990 as an assistant professor after starting his career at the School of Mines of the National University in Medellin, Colombia, and at the Universities Space Research Association at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. His M.S. and Ph.D. from MIT are in hydrology and water resources, and hydrometeorology, respectively.  Ramirez spent his lifetime advancing the field of hydrology – the study of water flows, distribution and interactions within the context of the land, vegetation and atmosphere.  Considerable portions of Ramirez’s research in the areas of water resources in semiarid and arid regions as well as improving planning and management systems of water resources have been developed and applied toward better understanding the variability of same as well as  improving the ensuing planning and management systems of water resources.

For 19 years, Ramirez led the AGU Hydrology Days at CSU – an internationally recognized conference for students, faculty, staff and practitioners to engage in water-related interdisciplinary research topics. His many awards include the Oliver P. Pennock Distinguished Service Award (2018), the Faculty Award for Excellence in Service from the Civil Engineering Department (2016), the George T. Abell Research Excellence Award of the College of Engineering (2011) and the Colorado Governor’s Recognition Award for High Impact Research (2011). He was also listed by National Online Engineering Programs in 2016 as one of the Top 20 professors of civil engineering.

Daryl Simons

Daryl Simons passed away on March 3, 2005, in Fort Collins, Colorado. On August 27, 2005, Colorado State University dedicated the Engineering Research Center Building at its Foothills campus as the Daryl B. Simons Building The edication was in recognition of his lifelong contributions to the hydraulic engineering profession.

Daryl B. Simons is remembered for his hard work, dedication, and perseverance as an hydraulic engineer. This article describes his life and professional contributions to sediment transport, river engineering, and fluvial systems. It also briefly covers his education, teaching, and research activities; and his contributions to the development of research facilities and to the profession of hydraulic engineering.


Professor Vujica Yevjevich

V. Yevjevich, a world renowned hydrologist who dedicated a significant part of his life to the advancement of hydrologic science and water resources engineering, passed away March 26, 2006. He was a Professor of Civil Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU) during the period 1960-1979.

Professor V. Yevjevich was one of the most influential men in the field of Hydrology and Water Resources and was considered the Father of Stochastic Hydrology, a field that has become a major area of scientific and engineering activity in water resources for the past several decades. His commitment to graduate education at CSU will be always remembered and appreciated.

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