Project Management Program

Dr. Miroslaw J. Skibniewski

A. James Clark Chair Professor
Project Management Program
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
A. James Clark School of Engineering
E-Construction GroupUniversity of Maryland, College Park

Research Interest
Awards, Recogniztions & Honors
Activities & Service

Membership in Professional and Scholarly Societies

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (since1982)
Indiana Delegate, District 9 Council (1986-91)
Member of the Control Group, Aerospace Division Task Force on Construction Robotics (1987-89)
Member, Committee on Field Sensing and Robotics in Civil Engineering (since 1990)
Member, Intelligent Computing Committee; formerly Expert Systems Committee (since 1987)
Member, Information Technology Committee; formerly Database Committee (since 1988)
Member, Construction Research Council (1987-present)

International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC)
Founding Member and Co-Director (since 1991)
Chairman, Newsletter Committee, (1993-95)
Chairman, Publication Committee (1995-98)
Chairman, External Relations Committee (1998-present)
Vice-President and President-Elect (1999-2000)
President (2000-01)

International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation (CIB)
W-75 Working Commission on Construction Equipment and Mechanization (1989-1996)
Task Group 27, Human-Machine Technologies for Construction Site (1997-2002)
W-78, Working Commission on Information Technology for Construction (since 1996)
Task Group 29, Construction in Developing Countries (since 1999)

International Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (ICTBUH)
Co-Chairman, Committee 65, Robots and Tall Buildings (since 1991)

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), since 2000

National Research Council, Transportation Research Board (NRC-TRB)
Member, Committee on Applications of Emerging Technologies (1994-95)

Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Honorary, since 1986

International Standards Organization (ISO) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
U.S. Representative to ISO Technical Committee 195 (Construction Machinery and Equipment), 1994

Polish-American Contractors-Builders Association, Chicago, IL (Academic Affiliate; 2001-2005)

International Association of Foundation Drilling (Technical Affiliate; since 1998)

FIATECH ¨C Fully Integrated and Automated Technology for Capital Project Industries ¨C Research Advisory Panel on Automated Construction Project Sites (Affiliate; since 2003)

University Extension, Service and Outreach Activities

a. Professional Society/ Organization Programs (selected)
Judge, ASCE District 9 Council Terrell Award Program (Civil Engineering student paper and presentation competition on the subject of professional ethics), 1988-1989
IVHS America Education Committee, 1994

b. University Programs (selected)
Instructor for minority, gifted student and ˇ°4-H Round-Upˇ± summer programs (MITE - Minorities in Technology and Engineering, STEP - Seminars for Top Engineering Prospects, Introduction to Civil Engineering), Purdue University Dept. of Freshmen Engineering, 1986-1989

University and Department Administrative Service

a. Civil Engineering Committees

1986-88 Member, Committee on Counseling and Guidance
1987-89 Member, Committee on Interactive Research
1987-99 Member, Committee on Civil Engineering Seminars
1988-89 Chairman, Committee on Counseling and Guidance
1989-90 Chairman, Committee on Interactive Research
1991-92 Member, Faculty Search Committee, Geotechnical Engineering Area
1993-94 Member, Faculty Search Committee, Transportation and Urban Engineering Area
1994 Member, Faculty Search Committee, Division of Construction Engineering and Management
1994-95 Elected Member, Area Heads Election Committee
1994-95 Elected Member, Committee on School Structure and Function
1995-96 Chairman, Committee on Civil Engineering Seminars
1995-2006 Member, Primary Committee (for Faculty Promotion and Tenure Decisions at Purdue University)
1996 Member, Faculty Retreat Planning Committee
1996-97 Chairman, Faculty Search Committee, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, Environmental and Hydraulics Areas
1996 Member, Area Heads Election Committee
2000 Member, Faculty Search Committee, Civil Engineering Materials Area
2000-01 Member, Civil Engineering Internal Awards Committee
2005 Member, CEM Division Head Search Committee
2005 Member, Faculty Promotion and Tenure Review Subcommittee
2005-present Member, Graduate Admissions Committee
2006 Chairman, Project Management Ph.D. Examination Committee

b. Engineering Committees (Purdue University)

1987 Member, ad hoc Committee on Undergraduate Student Distribution
1991-93 Member, Academic Personnel Grievance Committee
1990,1996 Member, Purdue Research Foundation Summer Faculty Grant Evaluation Committee
2003-04, Coordinator, Purdue Recruitment Overseas (special initiative in diversity in Ph.D. student recruitment)
2003-04, Member, Purdue University UAE Special Initiative

c. University Committees (Purdue University)

1996-1999 Invited Member, Editorial Board, Purdue University Press
1996 Invited Member, Library Committee on Serials Acquisition
1997-1999 Co-Chairman, Intel Corp. University Grant Executive Committee
1997 Member, University Open Computing Facilities Committee
1997-2004 Chairman, Academic Conflict of Interest University Committee
1997-1998 Co-Chairman, Lecturer Employment Policy Committee
1997-1998 Instructional Computing Facility Policy Committee
1998 Co-Chairman, Purdue University Computational Center (PUCC) Performance Review Committee
1999-2000 Member, Intellectual Property University Policy Committee
1999-2002 Member, University Computing Resources Committee
2001 Coordinator, University Facilities Planning Committee
2002-03 Member, Afghanistan Higher Education University Assistance Committee

Community Service Activities (selected)

Judge, Lafayette-Indiana Regional Science and Technology Fair, 1987-88
Program Editor and Host, WBAA (Purdue University) radio program, 1988
Foreign Language Instructor, International Center, West Lafayette, IN, 1988-95
Lector, St. Thomas Aquinas Center, Purdue University, 1993-96
Member, Board of Directors, International Center of Greater Lafayette, 2000-02
Founding Faculty Advisor, Polish Students Association of Washington, D.C. Metro Area, 2005-present

Consulting and External Advisory Activities (selected)

Consultant, construction robotics international survey, Byggecentrum, Copenhagen (Building Research Institute of Denmark), 1988
Consulting Research Professor, strategic planning of construction equipment research and development, Institute for Mechanized Construction and Rock Mining, Warsaw, Poland, since 1993
Consultant, academic central administration and management, Ana Mendez University System, Puerto Rico, 1999-2000
Consulting Professor, e-commerce and business decision support systems, University of Information Technology and Management, Rzesz¨®w, Poland, 2000-2005
Advisor, international cooperation, College of Communication and Management, Pozna¨˝, Poland, 2000-04
Consultant, proposal reviews for advanced automation technologies in remediation of nuclear waste contamination, U.S. Department of Energy, 2001
Foreign Member of the Senate, College of Commerce and International Finance, Warsaw, Poland, since 2001





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