Eugene Milton Zwoyer, PE, PhD

Eugene Milton Zwoyer, PE, PhD

Title: Retired Consulting Engineer Executive
Location: Ladera Ranch, California, United States

Eugene Milton Zwoyer, PE, PhD, Retired Consulting Engineer Executive, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in civil engineering.

Intrigued by the idea of designing bridges and buildings, Dr. Zwoyer went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1947. He also achieved a Master of Science in civil engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1949 and a Doctor of Philosophy in engineering from the University of Illinois in 1953. Simultaneously, he served the U.S. Navy, receiving an honorable discharge as a lieutenant in 1956. Dr. Zwoyer commenced his career as a faculty member at his alma mater and research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, having also been the owner of Eugene Zwoyer & Associates from 1954 to 1971. From 1961 to 1970, he excelled as a research professor in civil engineering and as director of the Eric Wang Civil Engineering Research Facility at the University of New Mexico. Progressing in his career, Dr. Zwoyer was the president, director and executive vice president of T.Y. Lin International between 1984 and 1989, returning to the role of president and the chief executive officer from 1992 until his retirement in 2002. Additionally, he was the owner of Eugene Zwoyer Consultant Engineer and executive vice president, director, chief operating officer and treasurer of the Polar Molecular Corporation between 1990 and 1992.

Reflecting on his illustrious career, Dr. Zwoyer has designed or analyzed the structures of more than 600 different buildings and bridges, including many small bridges on I-95 between El Paso and Colorado Springs, along with one by the Grand Canyon. As a registered professional engineer in New Mexico, New York, California and Arizona, he considers serving as executive director of the American Society of Civil Engineers for 12 years as his greatest achievements. He has also been president of the American Association of Engineering Societies and vice president of the executive committee for the World Federation Engineering Organizations, as well as a trustee of Engineering Information, Inc., Small Business Research Corporation and People to People International. A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dr. Zwoyer has received a plethora of honorable recognitions, including the Award for Outstanding Professional Contributions and Leadership from the University of New Mexico School of Engineering in 1989. He was also granted the Can-Am Civil Engineering Amity Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1988 and was named as One Who Served the Best Interests of the Construction Industry in the Engineering News-Record in 1980. Dr. Zwoyer attributes his vast success to his mentors and professors, whom he looked to with great respect. To attest to his legacy, Dr. Zwoyer can be found in numerous editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in America: Student Version, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who in the World.

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