Laura J. Steinberg, Ph.D.
Interim Executive Director, SyracuseCoE
Executive Director, Syracuse University Infrastructure Institute
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University
Dr. Steinberg’s research focuses on environmental phenomena’s effect on infrastructure, including how climate change is impacting infrastructure and environmental disasters. Her areas of expertise include environmental modeling and policy, diffusion of innovation, and critical infrastructure protection.
In addition to the role of interim executive director of SyracuseCoE, she is currently working with a multi-disciplinary team to determine how best to serve the needs of veterans and active military members who are interested in using the Post 9/11 GI Bill to pursue undergraduate or graduate education. The team is investigating the educational aspirations and perceived obstacles of the veterans and members of the military using quantitative and qualitative methods, including extensive on-site interviews.
Chair, SyracuseCoE Industry Partners Council
Director, Markets and Growth, Ramboll, Syracuse
Neil Webb serves as chair of the Industry Partners Council since March 2017. Mr. Webb has been working within the energy industry for over 26 years. His experience spans the evolution of energy markets from the vertically integrated holding companies of the early 1990s to today’s deregulated marketplace. During this transformation, Mr. Webb has been engaged by utilities, independent system operators and energy supply companies to assist in strategic and operational functions of both the wholesale and retail energy markets. Recently, Mr. Webb’s work has been focused at the retail level assisting entities with critical decisions involving energy products from the procurement of electricity, natural gas, and oil to the planning and management of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), and Green House Gas (GHG) products. Mr. Webb has a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering from Clarkson University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Rochester’s Simon School.
SyracuseCoE Industry Partners Council
The SyracuseCoE Industry Partners Council offers input and guidance on selected resource allocations.