| National Engineers Week Presents the New Faces of Engineering.
AMY CANFIELD. P.E.
Nominated by the American Council of Engineering Companies
Canfield, 27, a transportation engineer, plans and designs highway corridors. Her long term vision directly impacts present and future transportation infrastructure. She is currently involved in five highway corridor studies acting as Project Engineer in evaluating over 300 miles of highway in Wisconsin. Canfield also works with high school and college students to encourage them to pursue careers in engineering.
Iowa State University
Nominated by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Christianson, 28, an agricultural engineer, studies how to mitigate water pollution through natural processes. Christianson is a Fulbright Fellow and a PhD candidate with Iowa State University. Her latest work, using woodchip-consuming bacteria to clean up nitrate in agricultural drainage, has allowed her to design a number of “woodchip bioreactors” for Midwestern clientele and contribute to design standards development for this new technology.
JEREMY DAVID LIVERMORE, P.E.
Nominated by the American Society of Civil Engineers
Livermore, 30, a structural engineer, designs steel, concrete, masonry and timber mid-rise buildings. He has travelled with several volunteer organizations to provide disaster assessment, design, construction, refugee camp support, and public speaking in various locations throughout the world. Livermore is currently working with the leadership team of Aecom to form a global partnership with Engineers Without Borders.
CHRISTINA BISHOP JACKSON, Ph.D.
Nominated by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Dr. Jackson, 27, a chemical engineer, used her interest for the environment and alternative energy to fuel her desire for a PHD in Chemical Engineering, focusing on nanobatteries. Through her research, she investigated the fundamental backbone structure of polymer electrolytes and how they relate to conductivity. She developed nano-scale techniques designed to measure conductivity. Her research is being utilized by the University of Tulsa Nanotech Institute to develop a unique 3D nanobattery.
TRACEY NAWROCKI JUMPER
Cornerstone Group Commissioning, Ltd.
Nominated by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Nawrocki Jumper, 28, an architectural engineer, helps reduce energy use and costs while increasing patient comfort in healthcare buildings. She led five major healthcare commissioning projects in the Midwest and PA and supported on five others. In the last year, Nawrocki Jumper moved to manage a company in a region where commissioning is underutilized, working on LEED projects with a nationally-ranked healthcare system. Nawrocki Jumper is ASHRAE's youngest Building Commissioning Association board member.
PIYUSH SABHARWALL, Ph.D.
Idaho National Laboratory
Nominated by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Dr. Sabharwall, 29, is a Heat Transport Lead Research Scientist at the Idaho National Laboratory. He has a premier role in the development of very high temperature nuclear reactor technologies for hydrogen production and other process heat applications that are integral to the Department of Energy (DOE) strategic plans for advances in nuclear energy. Sabharwall volunteers in the community by teaching students about science as well as participating in Habitat for Humanity.
Nominated by IEEE/IEEE-USA
Veeraraghavan, 27, a recent graduate from Tufts University, Medford has been involved in developing technological aids for people with disabilities. Veeraraghavan’s achievements include being the Founder and Director of the Brahmam Research Group based in Chennai India. He has developed several technology based solutions in addressing global humanitarian issues for children with disabilities, women and students below poverty lines in India.
Nominated by the Institute of Industrial Engineers
Falkiewicz, 27, an industrial engineer, helps reduce ‘door-to-balloon’ time for heart attack patients. The average time was reduced to less than the original project goal of 90 minutes, with over a third of cases taking less than 60 minutes in the current state. Falkiewicz is currently working on projects to increase mammography screening rates, improve same-day access to a physician, and provide coordinate care after a patient’s hospital discharge. Falkiewicz also works as an adjunct professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering teaching industrial engineering courses.
MARCO PIROZZI, P.E.
Port Authority of NY & NJ
Nominated by the National Society of Professional Engineers
Pirozzi, 29, is responsible for ensuring that the quality of construction materials used on Port Authority projects meet or exceed specifications and building code by performing laboratory and field tests. One of his projects includes testing and inspecting high performance concrete that is being used at the World Trade Center Site. In his spare time, Pirozzi, is an ACE Mentor helping high school students understand the importance of engineering.
Nominated by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Maier, 25, is an Engineer II at General Mills. She specializes in optimizing packaging and machinery interaction for increased line performance. Maier developed a passion for engineering as a participant in the Science Technology Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) Camp for Girls. Maier returns to the University of Wisconsin-Stout, her alma mater, every summer to teach the packaging class at STEPS (Science Technology Engineering Preview Summer Camp for Girls).
Woodside Energy, Ltd.
Nominated by the Society of Petroleum Engineers
Wu, 27, a reservoir engineer, currently finds and extracts hydrocarbons from reservoir rock deep below the surface of the Earth. As much of the world’s energy is sourced from oil and gas, her work involves constantly improving on technologies that will enable more hydrocarbons to be extracted in a cost effective manner. Wu currently serves on the SPE International Young Professionals Coordinating Committee.
GEORGETTE HLEPAS, Ph.D., P.E.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Nominated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Dr. Hlepas, 30, is a geotechnical engineer who has supported Katrina recovery, being the primary author of Floodwall Inspection Reports for 8 sites in Louisiana. She also led a project to monitor groundwater levels for a county in NE Illinois. She is currently developing an instrumentation plan for the McCook Reservoir to identify appropriate permanent instrumentation technologies, monitoring activities, and visual observations that will aid in project safety, proper feature functions, and early signs of possible failures.
JUAN CARLOS TORRES
U. S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program
Nominated by the U. S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program
Torres, 28, is a Nuclear Engineer Qualified Submarine Officer onboard USS Maryland. He has contributed to research on critical U.S. Submarine related initiatives such as underwater high frequency sound propagation. He has also worked in collaboration with the Naval Dosimetry Center in the modeling of lithium fluoride dosimetry characteristics, which are currently used on board U.S. submarines to document the amount of radiation that nuclear propulsion workers receive while serving on board.
JAMES WYNN III
Nominated by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, representing the National Engineers Week Foundation Diversity Council
Wynn, 28, a design engineer, initiates changes for crucial technical and design support that minimizes manufacturing defects and high production costs for commercial regional jet engines.Wynn has worked on sealing surfaces for doors of the engine cowling and has introduced alternative material for fan blade containment design. He also works with local high schools in Cincinnati to start Pre-College Initiatives for students interested in engineering and applied sciences.