Doctoral student Wang wins Eckenfelder Graduate Research Award

Zixuan Wang is the first awardee from WashU

Beth Miller 

Zixuan Wang, a doctoral student in energy, environmental & chemical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has been selected to receive the 2024 W. Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Research Award from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Foundation. 

Wang is the first awardee from WashU. 

The award is given annually to recognize an environmental engineering or environmental science graduate student whose research contributes to the knowledge of wastewater management. Students are judged based on academic program performance, professional or community service, project significance, purpose and goals. 

Wesley Eckenfelder Jr. is considered the “godfather” of industrial wastewater management. He was a professor at Manhattan College, the University of Texas at Austin and Vanderbilt University. He was known internationally as an early developer and innovator of biological wastewater treatment technology that is now considered a standard skill by professionals.

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