Nominations for 2023 AEESP Awards will open on November 1, 2022.
Please take a moment to read AEESP's Conflict of Interest Policy to ensure nominators and/or nominees do not pose a conflict of interest prior to submitting nominations.
This award is given annually to recognize the significant contributions of Professor McCarty to environmental engineering education, research, and practice and will be given to an environmental engineering or science professor who has record of excellence in these areas. The recipient of this award will receive a plaque, a cash prize of $1500, and a $750 travel allotment to attend the awards ceremony. Nomination packages should include: (1) a cover letter from the nominator; (2) full curriculum vitae for the nominee; and (3) at least two, but no more than five, additional letters of recommendation. Past nominations will be carried over and considered for three years and may be modified during this period.
*Eligibility: Only members of AEESP are eligible to receive this award. An individual may receive the award only once; previous winners are ineligible.
Questions may be directed to the chair of the AEESP Awards Committee:
Dr. Helen Nguyen
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois
e-mail: email@example.com; Tel: 217-244-5965
Perry L. McCarty, the Silas H. Palmer Professor Emeritus of Stanford University, has transformed nearly every aspect of environmental biotechnology, and his work will continue to influence the research and teaching of AEESP members for generations to come. In education, Dr. McCarty had profound impact through his stellar classroom teaching, inspirational mentoring of PhD students, and publishing influential textbooks. He promoted good practice with his tireless service on numerous committees, expert panels, and advisory boards. Professor McCarty’s many notable honors include membership in the National Academy of Engineering, the Tyler Environmental Prize, the Clarke Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Water Science and Technology, and the Stockholm Water Prize. He also is the recipient of several AEESP awards, including the Founders Award, four Outstanding Publication Awards, and three Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards.
AEESP thanks the generosity of the donors to the Perry L. McCarty Founders Award Fund, the Perry L. McCarty Founders Award Fund Steering Committee, and AEESP Foundation for their efforts to endow this award.
|2022||Deb A. Niemeier||University of Maryland College Park|
|2021||Menachem Elimelech||Yale University|
|2020||Morton A. Barlaz||North Carolina State University|
|2019||JoAnn Silverstein||University of Colorado, Boulder|
|2018||Pedro Alvarez||Rice University|
|2017||Paul L. Bishop||University of Cincinnati|
|2016||Bruce E. Rittmann||Arizona State University|
|2015||Jerald L. Schnoor||University of Iowa|
|2014||John Novak||Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University|
|2013||(No award presented)|
|2012||C. Robert Baillod||Michigan Technological University|
|2011||Francis A. DiGiano||University of North Carolina|
|2010||Aarne Vesilind||Bucknell University|
|2009||James K. Edzwald||University of Massachusetts|
|2008||Clifford W. Randall||Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University|
|2007||Philip Singer||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|
|2006||John F. Andrews||Rice University|
|2005||Richard E. Speece||Vanderbilt University|
|2004||Paul Roberts||Stanford University|
|2003||C.P. Leslie Grady Jr.||Clemson University|
|2002||Thomas M. Keinath||Clemson University|
|2001||John L. Cleasby||Iowa State University|
|2000||Walter J. Weber, Jr.||University of Michigan|
|1999||Vernon L. Snoeyink||University of Illinois|
|1998||Richard I. Dick||Cornell University|
|1997||Linvil G. Rich||Clemson University|
|1996||Earnest F. Gloyna||University of Texas at Austin|
|1995||Charles R. O'Melia||Johns Hopkins University|
|1994||Daniel A. Okun||University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill|
|1993||Richard Engelbrecht||University of Illinois|
|1992||Perry L. McCarty||Stanford University|
|1991||E. Robert Baumann||Iowa State University|