Lisa Derrigan, PE is a senior project engineer at GHD, an international professional services company. GHD provides engineering architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public clients throughout the markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings and transportation.
Derrigan’s path to her current position was somewhat atypical. She works primarily on studies, evaluations and planning projects for clients. Her current position allows her to do some independent work, and also gives her an opportunity to work collaboratively on larger projects. She most often works on wastewater and drinking water projects for local municipalities.
She chose UB because of the honors program; something Derrigan says helped make the big university a little more intimate. While at UB, she was involved in ASCE, Tau Beta Pi and helped start the student chapter of New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA).
CSEE AT A GLANCE
Chair: Alan Rabideau
Full-time Faculty: 33
41 Nations represented
• 689 Undergraduate
• 168 Graduate
• 59,688 square feet of teaching and research labs across two buildings
Research areas in:
• Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials
• Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
• Transportation systems engineering
• Geosystems Engineering