Walter J. Weber, Jr. AEESP Frontier in Research Award

Walter J. Weber, Jr. AEESP Frontier in Research Award Nomination Submissions

This award is given annually to recognize an environmental engineering or science professor who has advanced the environmental engineering and science field through recognized research leadership and pioneering efforts in a new and innovative research area. The selected recipient will receive a plaque and a cash prize of $1,500. The award also provides a $750 travel allotment that may be used by the recipient to attend the awards ceremony.

Nomination packages should include: (1) a brief cover letter from the nominator; (2) a supporting statement plus selected literature citations that clearly detail the nominee's contribution to the new and innovative research achievement for which the nominee is being honored; (3) a full curriculum vitae for the nominee; and (4) at least two, but no more than five, additional letters of recommendation describing the pioneering efforts and innovative nature of the nominee's work. Past nominations will be carried over and considered for three years and may be modified during this period.

Questions may be directed to the chair of the AEESP Awards Committee:
Dr. Robert Nerenberg
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
University of Notre Dame
e-mail:; Tel: 574-631-4098

CLICK HERE to submit your nomination.

Past Recipients

Year Recipient Institution
2017 Trina McMahon University of Wisconsin-Madison
2016 Paul T. Anastas Yale University
2015 Marc A. Edwards Virginia Tech
2014 Dionysios Dionysiou University of Cincinnati
2013 Paul Westerhoff Arizona State University
2012 William A. Arnold University of Minnesota
2011 Danny D. Reible University of Texas at Austin
2010 Michelle Scherer University of Iowa
2009 Gregory V. Lowry Carnegie Mellon University
2008 Pedro J. Alvarez Rice University
2007 Lutgarde Raskin University of Michigan
2006 Menachem Elimelech Yale University
2005 Paul L. Bishop University of Cincinnati
2004 Mark Wiesner Rice University
2003 Frederick G. Pohland University of Pittsburgh
2002 Charles N. Haas Drexel University
2001 Arup K. SenGupta Lehigh University
2000 Bruce E. Logan The Pennsylvania State University