Famous Engineers

There are some very famous engineers. Here is a page with their info!!! Here is a place where you can see engineers who have become accomplished in their careers. As you will see there are many different occupations filled by engineers, and you can use these people as examples for whatever you want to make of youself! Go engineers!!!

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  1. Michel Soto Chalhoub who holds a Ph.D. in civil structural engineering from the University of California, Berkeley [1], and a M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University [2], is the author of breakthrough research on seismic design of critical facilities [3]. His research is quoted in over 24 countries of high seismicity where earthquake-resistant design is required by local codes and standards. Countries where his research is quoted include Japan, China, New Zealand, India, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Italy, and Mexico. Michel Chalhoub also contributed to society novel models in game theory, strategic competition and management [4, 5, 6, 7, 8].
    Chalhoub joined Parsons Corporation, headquartered in Pasadena, California, where he became quickly known as the innovative engineering problem-solver as he was handed the leadership of advanced studies, as an expert, on many mission critical projects including the TITAN IV Program, the Large Blast Thermal Simulator White Sands New Mexico, Continental USA Stockpile Removal, and Red Dog Alsaka Docking Cells. By 1990, he earned the Engineer of the Year Award at Parsons in conjunction with the Engineers’ Week USA.
    While at Parsons between 1988 and 1993, Dr. Chalhoub chaired the seismic isolation subcommittee of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) responsible for engineering code development for the application of base isolation to the seismic protection of structures and lifelines. This work contributed to the acceptance and inclusion of base isolation, a novel approach to seismic design back then, in the American Uniform Building Code and the International Building Code, used by engineers worldwide in their daily design practice.
    Structural systems that Chalhoub worked on were used in the design and execution of buildings such as the 911 Los Angeles County Fire Command Center, required to remain functional during severe tremors to service the County. Chalhoub actively served in disaster relief missions as part of the Office of Emergency Services, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where he was professionally trained. He worked on disaster relief in the Loma Prieta Earthquake, the Landers Earthquake, and the Northrodge Earthquake.

    While at Harvard between 1993 and 1996, Michel Chalhoub worked on a defense conversion project for his MPP Policy Analysis Project with the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment. He provided an analysis for Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), entities created between U.S. National Labs and private sector companies. The objective was to utilize mega-million worth of defense-oriented research for civilian applications – namely environmental technologies for civilian use. His research was cited and filed at the library of Congress as it brought insight into how research, initially performed for military and defense objectives, could benefit society in much broader and outreaching ways [10]. His research was used as the basis of new product development, green products, environmental instruments and measurement devices by various private sector companies.

    He then joined Cap Gemini as a Senior Director, and then Interpublic Group / MRM as a Chief Program Officer, and worked on international projects in organization and management.

    Michel Chalhoub was born in Ashrafieh, Lebanon. When the civil war in Lebanon broke out in 1975, Chalhoub became a peace activist at an early teenage committed to social work and community service to raise awareness about the necessity of co-existence among various political and religious factions in Lebanon.

    In his academic career, he taught at UC Berkeley, at Harvard, and later on in Lebanon where he pursued a mission in education. His belief in environmental causes and his expertise contributed new MBA programs in Lebanon in Business Strategy and Environmental Management, Advanced Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility, and Ethics in Leadership, touching the lives of hundreds of students and professionals in the Mediterranean region.
    He founded a strategy and engineering management consulting firm, ISIS Group, which operates around the Mediterranean on projects many of which were funded by the European Union for the economic stimulation and development of small and medium enterprises in smaller, developing countries. These projects included human resource assessment and development, green product development, social marketing, leadership development, and business ethics. Notably, the consulting firm ISIS, in which he chairs the Board of Directors, established a partnership with European-based Copernic Institute on projects for the study and development of water resource planning and management in Lebanon [12].
    Dr. Chalhoub is an advisor on the Technology Policy Committee at the Lebanese Parliament.

    == References ==
    [1] University of California, Alumni Directory.
    [2] Harvard University, Alumni Directory.
    [3] International journal of Structural Dynamics.
    [4] International Journal of Management.
    [5] International Journal of Management Decision-Making.
    [6] International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior.
    [7] International Journal of Public Administration.
    [8] International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing.
    [9] Earthquake Engineering Research Center (EERC); University of California, Berkeley.
    [10] Library of Congress.
    [11] International College archives, Beirut, Lebanon.
    [12] AME Info.

  2. Neel Kashkari
    (information from http://www.ustreas.gov/organization/bios/kashkari-e.html)
    Neel Kashkari was designated as the Interim Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability on October 6, 2008. In this capacity, Mr. Kashkari oversees the Office of Financial Stability including the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

    Mr. Kashkari also continues to hold the position of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Economics and Development, but his International Affairs responsibilities are delegated to Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Clay Lowery while Mr. Kashkari serves as Interim Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability.

    Mr. Kashkari joined the Treasury Department in July 2006 as Senior Advisor to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. In that role, he was responsible for developing the President’s Twenty in Ten energy security plan, enhancing Treasury’s engagement with India, particularly in the area of infrastructure development, and developing and executing the Department’s response to the housing crisis, including the formation of the HOPE NOW Alliance, the development of the subprime fast-track loan modification plan, and Treasury’s initiative to kick-start a covered bond market in the United States.

    Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Mr. Kashkari was a Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in San Francisco, where he led Goldman’s IT Security Investment Banking practice, advising public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions and financial transactions. Prior to his career in finance, Mr. Kashkari was a R&D Principal Investigator at TRW in Redondo Beach, California where he developed technology for NASA space science missions such as the James Webb Space Telescope.

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