Innovyze President Receives ACOPNE’s Highest Honor
Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers
Broomfield, Colorado USA, April 24, 2012 — The Board of Trustees of the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE) has awarded Innovyze President Dr. Paul F. Boulos Distinguished Diplomate status in Navigation Engineering (Dist.D.NE), the academy’s highest honor. As a recipient of this award, Dr. Boulos joins an elite group of 23 diplomates worldwide with this distinction. Dr. Boulos will be presented this signal award at a special induction ceremony and reception to be held during the Dredging 2012 conference in San Diego, California, October 22-25. ACOPNE is an affiliate of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Dredging 2012 is a four-day technical specialty conference organized by PIANC USA and the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute of American Society of Civil Engineers (COPRI ASCE).
Dr. Boulos is one of the world’s foremost experts on water resources and navigation engineering. He has won numerous industry honors, including notable technical awards from ASCE, the American Water Works Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and was inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Hall of Distinction, the most prestigious honor given by the university to its alumni. His publications include nine authoritative books and more than 100 scholarly papers. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (F.ASCE), a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (by eminence) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (BCEEM), and an Honorary Diplomate of Water Resources Engineering (Hon.D.WRE) of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), the academy’s highest honor. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Science from the Lebanese American University (Beirut, Lebanon) and was named the university’s 2008 Alumnus of the Year for his extraordinary professional achievement. Dr. Boulos also received a Doctorate, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science with distinction in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky in Lexington and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
“I am deeply humbled and honored to be selected for this distinguished award,” said Boulos. “I am so proud to be a part of this noble and great profession and to be able to contribute to its advancement. It’s truly a privilege to receive such special recognition for doing something I deeply love and enjoy — especially when it comes from the men and women I most admire.”
Diplomate status credential recognizes an advanced expertise in the practice of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineering (COPNE). Navigation engineering involves the life cycle planning, design, construction, operation and life maintenance of safe, secure, reliable, efficient and environmentally sustainable navigable waterways (channels, structures and support systems) used to move people and goods by waterborne vessels. Distinguished Diplomate status, ACOPNE’s highest honor, is awarded exclusively to those who have made significant contributions to the COPNE profession. To date, only 23 engineers and practitioners worldwide (eight in navigation engineering) have earned this distinction, a tribute to their exceptional technical and professional leadership within the COPNE community.
“We are proud to honor Dr. Boulos for his eminence, commitment and exceptional contributions to the profession,” said Michael A. Ports, PE, PH, D.WRE, D.NE, BCEE, Principal of Ports Engineering in Jacksonville, Florida, and President of ACOPNE. “He has distinguished himself professionally amongst his peers and demonstrates the characteristics of a role model to his fellow engineers and to the members of the community. We thank and congratulate him for his lifetime of achievements, tireless efforts, and advocacy for the advancement of research and best practices in navigation engineering.”
For more information on ACOPNE, visit www.acopne.org.
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