Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors (AEESP) honors WashU engineers

Two faculty members and an alumnus will be recognized for their contributions to environmental engineering by the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors (AEESP) in June in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Brauer Hall, home to the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Pratim Biswas, the Lucy & Stanley Lopata Professor, assistant vice chancellor for international programs and chair of the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, will be named an AEESP Fellow at the association's annual conference June 20-22. AEESP Fellows are selected for their accomplishments in environmental engineering and science research, teaching and professional service, with emphasis on service within the AEESP with at least 10 years of faculty-level membership in AEESP.

Kimberly Parker, who will join the WashU Engineering faculty in January 2018 as assistant professor in energy, environmental & chemical engineering, will receive the 2017 Paul V. Roberts/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizing her dissertation research. Parker is a doctoral student at Stanford University. She earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and a master's in environmental engineering from Yale University.

Yi Jiang, who earned a doctorate in energy, environmental & chemical engineering at WashU in 2016, will receive the CH2M/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. Jiang, who conducted doctoral research in the labs of Biswas and John Fortner, InCEES Career Development Associate Professor, is now a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.

The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) is composed of professors in academic programs throughout the world who provide education in the sciences and technologies of environmental protection.


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