In Memoriam

Professor Maurice Albertson

Morey 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

Professor Lionel Baldwin

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.

Professor Bogusz Bienkiewicz

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.

Professor 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 Arthur Corey

Art 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.

Professor Norman Evans

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.

 

 

Daryl Simons

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

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.

To learn more about Dr. Yevjevich’s life and legacy, click here.