How can we engineer natural and built environments that enhance the safety, sustainability, resilience, and health of communities worldwide? And how can SSEBE@ASU develop a workforce of lifelong trans-disciplinary learners capable of tackling complex infrastructure challenges and leveraging technology for the benefit of society? These are the questions that inspire our work every day, and I hope you will take a moment to read about our many accomplishments and activities. I am honored to be given the opportunity to serve as Director of the glorious School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, and am very grateful for your support and contributions to the school. There are many opportunities that lie ahead and I hope that you will join us in our quest to make the world a better place for all.   

Ram M. Pendyala, PhD , Professor and Director