AUSTIN, TX, June 18, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present James Henry Duke Jr., Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Duke celebrates many years' experience in his profession, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
A civil engineer practicing water resources engineering for more than 40 years in the state of Texas, Dr. Duke first worked in the field as an associate engineer, senior engineer and principal engineer for Water Resources Engineers. Entering academia in 1971, he was a visiting associate professor at the University of Texas before landing a position as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas for over a decade. Since 1976 he has provided services as a sole practitioner.
Completing a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in civil engineering at the University of Texas in 1966 and 1967, respectively, during Dr. Duke's college years, he earned the opportunity to work for the International Boundary and Water Commission in the Rio Grande Valley doing civil engineering computations. He later landed a role with the U.S. Geological Survey as a part-time employee, where he remained until receiving his bachelor's degree. From there, Dr. Duke began working on a U.S. public health service trainingship before ultimately completing his master's degree. In 1971, Dr. Duke received a Doctor of Philosophy at Colorado State University.
In his consulting practice Dr. Duke has provided services to the United Nations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, two district offices and two research offices of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, various state agencies within and outside of Texas, various cities, industries and other consulting engineering firms. He has also provided expert witness services to many law firms in several states. He is a licensed, or registered, professional engineer in Texas and Arizona.
Becoming a diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers in 2012, some of Dr. Duke's accomplishments over the years have been very noteworthy. During his tenure, one of his favorites included building software for the Army Corps of Engineers during in the 1980s. Another project that he was very proud of was when he was serving as a project manager for a client in western Texas who owned an 18,000-acre ranch. In charge of coordinating a number of studies, Dr. Duke oversaw the design of the pipeline, which was 95 miles long and 4 and a half feet in diameter, as well as the design of the reserve osmosis treatment plant, the gathering system from the wells, environmental studies for the routing of the pipe lines, and hydro-geologic studies that would ensure that wells used would not dry up other people's wells. The project was to deliver 40 million gallons per day.
A longstanding member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers and a lifetime member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Dr. Duke has also served as a lecturer and presenter at numerous conferences during his career. Locally, he has been involved on the board of directors for the Texas Little League in Austin and is a recognized Eagle Scout. A proud father of two successful sons, one is an engineer and the other is an attorney, both Eagle Scouts as well. Currently, Dr. Duke enjoys traveling and backpacking and is an amateur radio operator. He has been cited in every edition of Who's Who in America since 2012 and the 12th edition of Who's Who in Science and Engineering.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, James Henry Duke Jr., Ph.D., has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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