Paul L. Wattelet
For his outstanding technical and managerial accomplishments in nuclear power engineering, the Schools of Engineering are proud to present the Distinguished Alumnus Award to Paul L. Wattelet.
Dr. Wattelet is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Sargent & Lundy, a leading international power engineering consulting firm based in Chicago. He earned a bachelor s degree in physics from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1958 and a doctorate in nuclear engineering from Purdue in 1967.
Dr. Wattelet began his professional career as a senior engineer for Westinghouse Electric Corporation before joining Sargent & Lundy in 1972 as a supervisor. His impressive 30-year career at Sargent & Lundy demonstrates his technical expertise and visionary leadership. He has successfully led Sargent & Lundy into new business opportunities in nuclear, fossil fuel, and alternative energy plant projects. His inspiring perspective on business sustainability is captured in his book, Managing to Get it Done.