Association Memberships

Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, 1992 – present

      Member, Fred Pohland Award, 2005-2007

      Membership Committee (Chair), 1995-2000

American Society of Civil Engineers, 1989 - present

      Technical Committee Chair - 1995 ASCE National Environmental Engineering Conference

Water Environment Federation, 1989 - present

      Program Committee, 1992-1999

      Hazardous Waste and Ground Water Committee, 1993 - 2000

      Program Committee, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association, 1993 - 2002

      Research Committee (Chair), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association, 1994 - 2000

American Water Works Association, 1989 - present

      Student Activities Committee (Chair) - Pennsylvania Section, 1992 - 1999

      Strategic Planning Committee - Pennsylvania Section, 1994 - 2000

      Program Committee - Pennsylvania Section, 1993 - present

American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1998 – present

Chairman of the Mercury Control Session, AIChE Spring National Meeting, March 14-18, 1999, Houston, TX.

American Chemical Society, 1995 – present

Symposium Organizer “Mercury and Other Trace Elements in Fuel: Emissions and Control” ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, April 6-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA. 

International Water Association, 1989 - present

Sigma XI, 1992 - present


Editorial Posts

Associate Editor - Water Research, 1996-2004

Associate Editor – ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 2004-present


Awards & Recognition

Appointed to the US EPA Science Advisory Board Panel for the Review of Hydraulic Fracturing Study, 2011

2009 ACS Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry, awarded to graduate student Heng Li.

2008 Professor of the Year, American Society of Civil Engineers, Pittsburgh Section.

2003 Fulbright Scholarship, University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro.

2001 ASHRAE Poster Presentation Award, Annual ASHRAE Meeting, Atlanta, GA, January 3-6, 2001.

2000 Professional Research Award from the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association.

Third Place Award in AWWA Poster Session, American Water Works Association 2000 Annual Conference, June 11-15, Denver, CO, 2000.

1993 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award (National Award co-sponsored by CH2M-Hill and the Association of Environmental Engineering Professors).

1991 Water Pollution Control Federation Award for Best Student Research Paper in the Ph.D. Category.

William Kepler Whiteford Faculty Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 1994, 1996 and 1998.

William Kepler Whiteford Professor, University of Pittsburgh, 2008.

Chair, “Industrial Wastewater Treatment” session, 33rd Annual Conference of Yugoslav Water Pollution Control Society (YuWPCS), Borsko Jezero, Serbia and Montenegro, 8-10 June 2004.

Scientific Committee, Second Conference on The Systems for Management of Environmental Protection, Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro, May 20-22, 2004.

Chair, International Program Committee, First International Conference on Environmental Recovery of Yugoslavia 2001, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, September 27-30, 2001.