Frederick George Pohland Medal

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Nominations must be made by members of AEESP and/or AAEES. Past nominations will be carried over and considered for three years and can be modified during this period. Refer to the nomination package for the required submission requirements.

Dr. Frederick G. Pohland (1931-2004) was Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Professor and Edward R. Weidlein Chair of Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Fred's research led to fundamental advances in anaerobic processes. He received numerous honors and awards and was the author of more than 150 technical and scientific publications. Dr. Pohland was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1993 for advancing the theory of anaerobic treatment processes and applications to solid waste management. Committed to applying research to practice and disseminating vital information, Dr. Pohland founded and chaired International Water Association (IWA) Specialist Committees to bring together practitioners, researchers and educators. Fred Pohland was a valued colleague and very dedicated to advancement of the profession of environmental engineering.

*Eligibility: Only members of AEESP and/or the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) are eligible to receive this award.  An individual may receive the award only once; previous winners are ineligible.

AAEES and AEESP thank the Pohland family and other donors to the Frederick George Pohland Memorial Fund for their generosity in establishing this award.

Past Recipients

2023Berrin TanselFlorida International University
2022John W. SutherlandPurdue University
2021Nancy G. LoveUniversity of Michigan
2020Debra R. ReinhartUniversity of Central Florida
2019Spyros PavlostathisGeorgia Tech
2018Charles BottHampton Roads Sanitation District
2017Dan OertherMissouri University of Science & Technology
2016Glenn T. DaiggerUniversity of Michigan
2015Morton BarlazNorth Carolina State University
2014C.P. Leslie Grady, Jr. 
2013David StenselUniversity of Washington
2012Michael K. StenstromUniversity of California, Los Angeles
2011John T. NovakVirginia Tech
2010David JenkinsDavid Jenkins & Associates
2009Louis J. ThibodeauxLouisiana State University
2008Makram SuidanAmerican University of Beirut
2007George Tchobanoglous 
2006C. Herb WardRice University
2005Rhodes Trussell
Ray Loehr

University of Texas at Austin