Parsons/Engineering Science AEESP Doctoral Dissertation Award, 1974-2005

The original doctoral dissertation award was established in 1974 with sponsorship from the consulting firm Engineering-Science, Inc. When Engineering-Science merged with Parsons Corporation in 1995, sponsorship of the award was continued by the Parsons Corporation for another 10 years. The list of the winners of the Parsons/Engineering-Science from 1974-2005 are provided below.

Past Recipients

Year Recipient Thesis Title Advisor
2005 John R. Zimmerman In Situ Stabilization of Persistent Organic Contaminants in Marine Sediments Richard Luthy, Stanford University
2004 William Mitch Prevention of the Formation of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) during Waste Water Chlorination David L. Sedlak, University of California, Berkeley
2003 Qilin Li Competitive Adsorption of Trace Organic Compounds by PAC Membrane Filtration Systems Vernon L. Syoeyink and Benito Marinas, University of Illinois
2002 Charles B. Bott Elucidating the Role of Toxin-Induced Microbial Stress Responses in Biological Wastewater Treatment Process Upsets Nancy G. Love, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
2001 Martin D. Johnson Phenanthrene Sorption/Desorption Mechanisms and Rapid Prediction of Long-Term Desorption Rates Using Superheated Water Walter J. Weber Jr, University of Michigan
2000 Carlos Filipe Competition Between Phosphate and Glycogen Accumulating Bacteria: Stoichiometry, Kinetics and the Effects of pH C.P. Leslie Grady, Jr, Clemson University
1999 Chi-Wang Lismid Characterizing the Properties and Reactions of Natural Organic Matter by UV Spectroscopy: Adsorption of NOM and Formation of Disinfection By-Products Mark M. Benjamin and Gregory Korshin, University of Washington
1998 Laura J. Ehlers RP4 Plasmid Transfer Among Strains of Pseudomonas in a Biofilm Edward J. Bouwer, Johns Hopkins University
1997 Xiaoyan Li Coagulation between Fractal Aggregates and Small Particles and Fractal Properties of Marine Particles Bruce Logan, University of Arizona
1996 Michael H. Bergin Measurement and Modeling of Fluxes of Chemical Species to the Greenland Ice Sheet at Summit Cliff I. Davidson, Carnegie Mellon University
1995 Tian Cheng Zhang Influence of Biofilm Structure on Transport and Transformation Processes in Biofilms Paul Bishop, University of Cincinnati
1994 Chih-Hsiang Liao The Investigation of Hydrogen Peroxide Photolysis as a Water Treatment Process Mirat D. Gurol, Drexel University
1993 Wookeun Bae Modeling Dual-Limitation Kinetics Incorporating Intracellular Cofactor Responses Bruce Rittmann, University of Illinois
1992 Lisa Alvarez-Cohen Formulation of Trichloroethylene and Chloroform by Methanotrophs-Experimental Studies and Modeling of Toxicity and Sorption Effects Perry L. McCarty, Stanford University
1991 Jil Talkovsky Geller Dissolution of Non-Aqueous Phase Organic Liquids in Porous Media James R. Hunt, University of California at Berkeley
1990 Gordon D. Cobb Modeling and Experimental Simulations of Organic Contaminant Biotransformation in Subsurface Environments Edward J. Bouwer, The Johns Hopkins University
1989 Cheng-Fang Lin Adsorption of Metals and Dissolution of Ferrihydrite in the Presence of Polyphosphates Mark M. Benjamin, University of Washington
1988 James R. Mihelcic Microbial Degradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons under Denitrification Conditions in Soil-Water Suspensions Richard G. Luthy, Carnegie Mellon University
1987 David Dzombak Toward a Uniform Model for the Sorption of Inorganic Ions on Hydrous Oxides Francois M.M. Morel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1986 W. Clarkson Fermentation of Particulate Organic Matter to Methane in Thermophilic Anaerobic Attached Film Expanded Bed Reactor W. J. Jewell, Cornell
1985 Arthur Baehr Immiscible Contaminant Transport in Soils with Emphasis on Gasoline Hydrocarbons M. Corapcioglu, City College NY
1984 B.E. Jones Fate of Toxic Organic Compounds in Activated Sludge and Integrated Activated Sludge/Carbon Treatment Systems Walter J. Weber, Jr., University of Michigan
1983 Edward J. Bouwer Transformations of Trace Halogenated Organic Compounds in Biofilms Perry L. McCarty, Stanford University
1982 Chia-Hwa Yang The Effects opf Cyanide and Chloroform Toxicity on Methane Fermentation Richard Speece, Drexel
1981 Antonio O. Lau Substrate Uptake and Mass Transfer Effects in Activated Sludge Bulking David Jenkins, University of California
1980 Thomas Jewell Urban Stormwater Pollutant Loadings Donald D. Adrian, University of Mass.
1979 Bruce Rittmann The Kinetics of Trace Organics Utilization by Bacterial Films Perry L. McCarty, Stanford University
1978 Mesut Sezgin The Effect of Dissolved Oxygen Concentration on Activated Sludge Process Performance David Jenkins, University of California
1977 Bill Batchelor Autotrophic Denitrification Using Sulfur Electron Donors Alonzo Lawrence, Cornell University
1976 Michael Stenstrom A Dynamic Model and Computer Compatible Control Strategies for Wastewater Treatment Plants John F. Andrews, Clemson University
1975 William J.  Snodgrass A Predictive Phosphorus Model for Lakes-Development and Testing Charles O'Melia, North Carolina
1974 Douglas Merrill High Rate Treatment of Raw Domestic Sewage by Lime Precipitation and Dissolved Air Floatation Roger Jordan, University of Colorado