Ernest Barenberg

Ernest Barenberg

Title: Engineering Educator, Consultant
Company: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location: Urbana, Illinois, United States

Ernest Barenberg, Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in civil engineering.

A distinguished educator and engineer of nearly 40 years, Dr. Barenberg held the title of professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign beginning in 1996. Having begun his tenure with the institution in 1960, he excelled as a research associate until 1965, as an assistant professor of civil engineering from 1965 to 1967 and as an associate professor of civil engineering from 1967 to 1971. Progressing in his experience and roles, Dr. Barenberg finished off his career as a professor of civil engineering and as associate head of civil engineering until attaining emeritus status in 1996. Outside of his teaching, he served as acting chief of the facilities branch system for the U.S. Army Engineers, CERL for two years until 1973.

In the early years of his career, Dr. Barenberg received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1953 at Kansas State University and went on to work as an aircraft designer for Cessna Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas for one year. Shifting his career to serve his country, he rose to lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 and later taught as an assistant professor at the University of Kansas, Lawrence for five years until 1960. From there, he attained a Master of Civil Engineering in 1958 from the University of Kansas and a Doctor of Philosophy in civil engineering in 1965 from the University of Illinois.

A registered professional engineer, Dr. Barenberg held numerous achievements throughout the course of his career, including patents for a load transfer device. Notably, he was named Educator of the Year by the American Concrete Pacing Association in 2004 and was the recipient of the Robert Horonjeff Air Transportation Division Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1998. Earlier, he took home an Award of Merit from the Pozzolonic Pavement Association and an Outstanding Service Award from the Association of American Railroads. To attest to his legacy, Dr. Barenberg is also listed in various editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the Midwest and Who’s Who in the World.

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