My Path to Becoming an Engineer

This First Lecture will tell Professor Bolster's life tale from birth to completing his PhD on how he became an engineer, including an emphasis on educational experiences that he had as an undergraduate and as a working engineer. The story is intended to share common experiences and help students identify some of the professional and personal challenges that they might face, as well as the rewarding opportunities that will come their way as undergraduates and after.

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Diogo Bolster

Professor and Henry J. Massman Chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

College of Engineering

About the Lecturer

Diogo Bolster is a Professor and Frank M. Freimann Collegiate Chair in Hydrologyin the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. After completing his undergraduate degree at University College Dublin in Ireland, he worked as a CFD Engineer and Project Manager in Ireland and the UK before moving to the United States and doing a PhD in Environmental Fluid Dynamics at the University of California San Diego. Post completing his PhD he moved to Spain and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Catalunya in Barcelona. In August 2010 he moved to the University of Notre Dame and has been there since.

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