Civil Engineering Trio Honored for Technical Expertise, Teaching

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Marty Wessler, Walter Flood IV, and Matthew Lovell

Marty Wessler (left), Walter Flood IV (middle) and Matthew Lovell (right) are civil engineering alumni who have been recognized for their career achievements in industry and higher education.

Three civil engineering alumni have been recognized by national organizations for their career accomplishments involving the water industry, concrete development and educating future structural engineers.

Marty A. Wessler , a 1987 graduate, received the American Water Works Association’s prestigious George Warren Fuller award, honoring a volunteer for outstanding contributions to the water industry. He is chief executive officer of Wessler Engineering, an Indianapolis-based firm that specializes in wastewater, drinking water and stormwater projects. Wessler has more than 25 years of professional experience on wastewater collection system and treatment projects.

Walter H. Flood IV, from the Class of 2003, was named a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute in recognition of service to the organization and civil engineering profession. He is an assistant engineer and project manager with his family’s concrete testing and inspection business, Flood Testing Laboratory, in Chicago. His research interests include high-strength/high-modulus concrete properties and the impact of fast-paced construction schedules on the long-term behavior of concrete high-rise structures.

Matthew D. Lovell, a 2006 alumnus, received ACI’s Walter P. Moore Jr. Faculty Achievement award for excellence and innovation in teaching. He has been a member of the Rose-Hulman civil and environmental engineering faculty since 2011, currently serving as an associate professor and interim senior director of the Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment. Lovell has research interests in reinforced concrete structures and integral abutment bridges.