CME’s Professor of Practice Christopher Burke, PhD, PE, D.WRE. Dist.M.ASCE has been inducted into the National Academy of Construction. Chris is a leading expert in stormwater management, and an excellent instructor and innovative educator for his teaching hydraulics, hydrology and our senior capstone design class. This is the one of many awards Burke has received in recent years. Additional awards include the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition Award — where he is one of only five Distinguished Fellows in the Chicago area — the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Purdue Engineering Alumni Association, the Charles Ellet Award from the Western Society of Engineers, the Corporate Philanthropic Award from the West Suburban Philanthropic Network, and an American Public Works Association (APWA) Top Ten Leader of the Year Award. Burke is the founder and President of Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. Based in Rosemont, Ill He also is an active member of CME’s Civil Engineering Professional Advisory Council (CEPAC), which was established in 2000 to enhance undergraduate education at UIC and consists of civil engineering faculty members and professional practitioners. Learn more about Professor Burke at Burke Profile.