Elected Region 1 Governor

Portrait of Rafiqul Chowdhury - man in a suit jacket standing in front of a city skyline 
Vision statement

I envision a future where civil engineering professionals lead transformative advancements, inspire innovation, and collaboratively address global challenges. My vision is to cultivate a vibrant and inclusive community within the Region that fosters excellence in engineering, propelling the Society towards sustainable development and technological excellence. ASCE strives to be a driving force in shaping the future of engineering, serving as a hub for continuous learning, professional growth, and the exchange of best practices. My commitment would be to continue that effort. Additionally, ASCE plays a pivotal role in promoting ethical standards, encouraging responsible engineering practices, and advocating for the positive impact of engineering on society.

I seek to empower our Region 1 members to be leaders who not only excel in their technical competencies but also demonstrate a profound commitment to societal welfare, environmental stewardship, and the betterment of humanity. In summary, if elected, I would be committed to being a driving force behind a future where civil engineering excellence is synonymous with positive societal impact. I certainly subscribe to ASCE’s vision to lead, innovate, and inspire, creating a lasting legacy for the civil engineering profession and leaving an indelible mark on the world we serve.

Biographical statement


  • University of Central Florida, MS in Civil Engineering, 2011
  • University of Central Florida, BS in Civil Engineering, 2009

Certification and licenses

  • Professional Engineer, NY
  • Professional Engineer, FL

Work experience

  • Founder and President of Quadrant Engineering
  • Project Executive at KAG Engineering
  • Project Manager at Grace Industries
  • Intern at Walt Disney Imagineering

ASCE involvement

Society level

  • Task Committee on Building the Civil Engineering Team Member
  • Region 1 Student Services Committee Co-Chair

Local level

  • Metropolitan Section President - Current
  • PA for Stony Brook University - Current
  • Long Island Branch President
  • PA for University of Central Florida
  • Student Chapter President, University of Central Florida

Other volunteer activities

  • Funded an endowment at the University of Central Florida that will provide annual scholarships for engineering undergraduates in perpetuity – The Quadrant Engineering/Chowdhury Family Scholarship for Future Leaders
  • Citymeals on Wheels Volunteer
  • Brooklyn High School Student Mentor
  • Hosted Back to School Drive providing 75+ bookbags and free haircuts
  • Habitat for Humanity Long Island Volunteer


  • 2019 New York State Council Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year
  • 2017 ASCE Long Island Branch Young Engineer of the Year
  • 2011 ASCE Region 5 Practitioner Advisor of the Year
  • 2010 ASCE Florida Section Graduate Student Engineer of the Year


  • Featured interview in November 2018 issue of Civil Engineering Magazine
  • Published Thesis, “Field Implementation of Polyacrylamide for Runoff from Construction Sites”