Zimeng Wang, who earned a doctorate in energy, environmental and chemical engineering from the School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis in 2013, was recently awarded the 2023 James J. Morgan Early Career Award.

“Zimeng was a creative and energetic student while he was at Washington University, and I am delighted to see how he has carried those talents into his early career,” said Daniel Giammar, the Walter E. Browne Professor of Environmental Engineering and Wang’s doctoral adviser. “This is a very competitive award, and his selection from an elite pool of nominees is a great indication of his research accomplishments and his potential for future contributions.”

Wang leads an environmental geochemistry group in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He also is the co-editor-in-chief of Applied Geochemistry, the official journal of International Association of Geochemistry.

Wang also contributed an essay about how aquatic chemistry flourished in China for a special tribute issue of Environmental Science & Technology dedicated to Morgan in 2021.

“Zimeng’s receipt of this award is personally very meaningful to me since the late Professor Morgan was on my doctoral thesis committee and a mentor to me when I was in graduate school,” Giammar said.

The Morgan Early Career Award is sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and its flagship environmental chemistry journal Environmental Science & Technology. It was established in 2014 in honor of Morgan, a founding editor of Environmental Science & Technology.

The award recognizes researchers early in their career who are leading new developments in the field of environmental engineering, and this year, it honored four early career researchers in the Asia-Pacific region. The awards will be given during the ACS National Meeting in April 2023.



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