Benedict Schwegler Jr., Ph.D., M.ASCE — As chief scientist of Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI)
Research & Development, Benedict Schwegler has been involved in nearly all of WDI’s construction
projects over the past two decades. Under his leadership, a team of engineers uses computerized
models to design and manage capital projects for the Disney Enterprises, with an emphasis on
energy and water conservation. Schwegler is also a Consulting Professor of Civil and Environmental
Engineering at Stanford University, where he has helped create the first university course on
Sustainable Engineering.