ASCE members elect CEEM Professor Feniosky Peña-Mora as incoming president-elect

Editor's note:

Previously published on ASCE's official website here.

June 05, 2023

ASCE members have elected Feniosky A. Peña-Mora, Sc.D, P.E., NAS, CCM, F.CIOB, NAC, Dist.M.ASCE, as the Society's president-elect.

Peña-Mora’s involvement with ASCE dates to 1990 as a student member. He will be inducted as ASCE’s 2024 president-elect during the Society’s annual business meeting this October in Chicago at the ASCE 2023 Convention. A year later, he will assume the role of Society president for 2025.

“The opportunities I have been afforded in my career allow me to better understand and connect with all ASCE members – educators, researchers, private-sector practitioners, public-sector engineers, and entrepreneurs,” Peña-Mora said in his nominee’s vision statement.

“These experiences inform my vision for the future of ASCE: Together, building a better world for all.”

With nearly 30 years of experience in academia and practice, Peña-Mora serves as the executive director of the Center for Buildings, Infrastructure and Public Space at Columbia University in New York, where he also has been the Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics since 2012. He’s been a visiting professor in China for Nankai University since 2017 and Tsinghua University since 2013. Additionally, Peña-Mora is the founder and president of Peña-Alcantara Consultants Inc.

Peña-Mora is no stranger to leadership roles within ASCE. He chaired the Construction Research Council from 2009 through 2011, the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure in 2017, and the Industry Leaders Council from 2020 through 2022.

Most recently, Peña-Mora served on the ASCE Board of Direction as an at-large director from 2019 through 2022, during which he also led the development of ASCE’s new strategic plan as chair of the Board Strategic Advisory Council.

Congrats to Professor Peña-Mora!