Lieutenant Colonel Josh Aldred
Deputy Department Head & Assistant Professor
PhD, Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (2015)
Master of Science, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (2010)
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Northern Arizona University (2003)
Deputy Department Head and Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado (2022-present)
Squadron Commander, 366th Civil Engineer Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho (2020-2022)
Squadron Commander, 368th Training Squadron, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (2018-2020)
Chief of Strategic Initiatives, then Deputy Director, Energy Directorate, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Tyndall AFB, Florida (2016-2018)
Operations Flight Commander, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea (2015-2016)
PhD Graduate Student, University of Texas at Austin (2012-2015)
Instructor, then Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado (2010-2012)
Graduate Student, University of Texas at Austin (2009-2010)
Civil Project Manager, then Chief of Design, 819th RED HORSE Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, MT (2006-2009)
Contract Programmer, then Readiness Flight Commander, 7th Civil Engineer Squadron, Dyess AFB, TX (2003-2006)
Honors & Awards
Major General Augustus M. Minton Award, U.S. Air Force, 2017
Air Force writing award for most outstanding article in the Air Force Civil Engineering magazine.
Federal Engineer of the Year, National Society of Professional Engineers, 2016
The Federal Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by the Professional Engineers in Government, honors engineers employed by a federal agency that employs at least 50 engineers worldwide. Top ten finalist across the federal government and selected as the Federal Engineer of the Year.
Commencement Honors, University of Texas at Austin, 2015
1 of 3 students handpicked by University of Texas President William Powers to receive honors during main commencement ceremony
ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid, 2014
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) provides 10 to 25 nationally competitive grants every academic year. The Grant-in-Aid is a grant of funds to a full-time graduate student of ASHRAE-related technologies. The $10,000 grant funded research on “Assessing the benefits and costs of MERV-rated activated combination filters.”
Excellence in Achievement by a Recent Graduate Award, N. Ariz. University, 2013
The Excellence in Achievement by a Recent Graduate award is presented to recognize a young NAU alumna or alumnus who has achieved outstanding success in his or her professional career in a relatively short amount of time. Nominees must have graduated from NAU within the last 10 years.
University of Texas Green Fee Research Fellowship, 2013
Received a $50,000 research grant to evaluate reductions in energy costs when ventilation rates (i.e., outdoor air supply) in the University of Texas Biomedical Building were reduced. In addition to evaluating energy savings, an air quality investigation was also completed to ensure that the health of the building’s occupants would not be compromised due to the ventilation reductions.
Walter L. and Reta Mae Moore Graduate Fellowship, 2012
Received $3,000 graduate fellowship from the Cockrell School of Engineering.
Sverdrup Medal, Society of American Military Engineers, 2011
The Sverdrup Medal recognizes young military engineers for outstanding contributions to engineering, design, construction, and research and development. The award is competitive across all branches of the U.S. military.
Research and Scholarly Interests
Connections between the environment and human health, climate change mitigation and adaptation, preparing for future conflict and agile combat employment, military history