Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck

Principal Engineer

Elizabeth is a Principal Engineer in Cross-Departmental Technical Support. She received her Ph.D. and M.S.in civil engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and her B.S. in civil and Environmental from Duke University, North Carolina.


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2002

MSc., Civil Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1998

BSE, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1996

Professional Experience

University of Auckland (New Zealand), Senior Lecturer (USA equivalent of Assoc. Professor), 2007-2013
University of Auckland (New Zealand), Lecturer (USA equivalent of Assist. Professor), 2004-2007
University of Colorado at Denver, Honorary Instructor, 2003
2002-2004, Consultant: Wright Water Engineers, Denver, Colorado, USA, 2002-2004

Honors And Awards

ASCE New Jersey Chapter Educator of the Year, 2018

Turner Designs Student Travel Stipend Award, USC, 2017

2ND Place USEPA Campus RainWorks Challenge (national design competition), Faculty advisor. 2017 Top 8 finisher, 2015

ASCE Wesley W. Horner Award from ASCE/EWRI for the publication Fassman and Simcock (2012), 2014

Outstanding Reviewer Award, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 2012.

Academic Lion I Scholarship, VUSC, 2006-2009

Professional Appointments

Director of a Regional Center of Living Architecture Excellence, designated by the industry association, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, 2018-ongoing
US EPA Board of Scientific Counsellors, Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Subcommitte, 2017-ongoing
Associate Editor: ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering; ASCE Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment; Editorial Board Member: Urban Water Journal

Conference Panellist: EWRI Low Impact Development Conference (Seattle 2008, St. Paul 2013, Nashville 2018), Mid-Atlantic Green Roof Symposium (2012), 6th International Conference on the Sustainable Water Environment (University of Delaware 2009).

Middletown, NJ Environmental Commission (Dec. 2017-ongoing).

Stevens Institute of Technology Board of Trustees Infrastructure Committee (2017-ongoing); Academic Appeals Committee (2016-2018); Univ. of Auckland Faculty Infrastructure and Environment Research Theme Leader (2013)

Professional Societies And Certifications

Elected Member of the EWRI/ASCE Urban Water Resources Research Council Core Group (2012-2018);

Chair BMP Database Teaching Tools Task Committee (2018-ongoing); Member Permeable Pavement Task Committee (2012-2015).

• Elected Member of the Joint Committee on Urban Drainage (JCUD), a limited-membership coordinating committee (1 person per country) between the IWA and International Association of Hydraulics Research 2011-2017.

Member: International Water Association (IWA); Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI)