UCLA’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department welcomes two alumni as new members to its Industry Advisory Board: Nolan Lenahan of DLR Group and Paul Liu of LADWP. We look forward to their expert guidance and support for UCLA CEE IAB.
Nolan Lenahan is a Senior Associate and engineering manager in DLR Group’s Los Angeles office. His expertise includes structural design and evaluation of building types across the cultural and performing arts, justice and civic, education, hospitality, commercial and retail, aviation, and infrastructure sectors; and managing multidisciplinary teams of engineering professionals. Nolan was recognized in Consulting-Specifying Engineermagazine’s 40 Under 40 program for his contributions to the industry, specifically related to seismic design. He is a California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Safety Assessment Program-certified building evaluator, and is proficient in building codes and design practices, reinforced concrete design, steel design, and seismic mitigation strategies for existing buildings. Nolan is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Structural Engineers Association of California. Nolan earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering (2007) and M.S. in Structural/Earthquake Engineering (2009), both from UCLA.
Paul Liu is the Manager of the Water Recycling Policy, Groundwater Rights, and Resource Management Section of Water Resources Division at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). He has been with LADWP for over 26 years and has experience in managing the recycled water and groundwater programs for the City. Paul is currently overseeing the initiative to recycle 100% of Hyperion effluent by 2035 in a joint effort with the City of Los Angeles’ Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN). Paul has also successfully led a team in reaching agreements with the USEPA and responsible parties on groundwater contamination cleanup projects in the San Fernando Groundwater Basin and has served on various steering, project advisory, and inter-agency committees on local water supply issues. Paul has a B.S. (1993) and M.S. (1997) in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UCLA, is a registered Civil Engineer in the State of California, a member of AWWA and ASCE, and is Board Certified with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.