Emmanuel Nzewi

Emmanuel Nzewi
  • BS Civil Engineering 1980

Emmanuel U. Nzewi completed his baccalaureate degree in civil engineering from Michigan Tech in 1980. From there he went on to earn a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.  He served on the faculty at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina from 1989 to 2008 and as the Director of the Civil & Environmental Program.  In 2008 he joined Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as a Professor and Department Chair.  In 2013 he joined Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View (PVAMU), Texas as Professor and Department Head.  He also served as Interim Associate of the College of Engineering at PVAMU.

Nzewi has conducted research on reservoir operations, Low Impact Development (LID) and rainwater harvesting for the development of sustainable water resource systems for developing areas. Transportation accessibility in rural communities is another research interest with a recent large project funded by Toyota Motor North America, “Transportation Accessibility: Personal Mobility Solution for Rural Communities in Waller County, Texas.” Dr. Nzewi also has interests in engineering education and is collaborating on a recent project investigating engineering learning through natural language processing models.  Dr. Nzewi is a registered Professional Engineer in Indiana and Louisiana.  

Dr. Nzewi is a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Dr. Nzewi’s service in ASCE includes membership in the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) in which he is an active member of the Emerging & Innovative Technologies and Environmental and Water Resources Systems committees.  He has been recognized with the 2013 Outstanding Service Award, 2013 ASCE Deep South Conference (Southern Univ.), the 2011 Louisiana Engineering Foundation Faculty Professionalism Award, Louisiana Engineering Foundation, and the 2007 Service Award from ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute at the 2007 Water Congress.

From CEGE Academy Induction Fall 2023