Kimberly Parker, assistant professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering, has received the Ebelmen Award from the International Association of GeoChemistry (IAGC).
The award is given to a geochemist of high merit and outstanding promise under 35.
Parker, who joined the McKelvey Engineering faculty in January 2018, investigates environmental organic chemistry in natural and engineered systems. Her research group has focused on understanding chemical reactions in complex solutions such as hydraulic fracturing fluids and on elucidating the fate of pollutants produced by and used on emerging biotechnology products.
Parker earned a doctorate from and was a graduate research fellow at Stanford University. She received numerous awards and honors while a graduate student, including the Abel Wolman Fellowship, the Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She earned a master's in chemical & environmental engineering from Yale University in 2013 and a bachelor's in civil & environmental engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011.An alumnus of the department, Zimeng Wang, who earned a master’s in chemical engineering in 2012 and a doctorate in environmental engineering in 2013, is a previous Ebelmen Award recipient. Wang, who worked in the lab of Daniel Giammar, the Walter E. Browne Professor of Environmental Engineering is now on the faculty at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He also is the co-editor-in-chief of Applied Geochemistry, the journal of the association.