Honorary Member

One or more Honorary Member may be selected each year by the Academy's Board of Trustees by affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of its members. The individual so honored possesses one or more of the following characteristics:

  • has attained a position of eminence in the field of environmental and/or human health protection;
  • has made a single noteworthy contribution or sustained contribution to the advancement of environmental and/or human health protection; or
  • has rendered outstanding service over a long period of time resulting in the advancement of the affairs of the Academy.

For the full list of eligibility criteria and information on how you can submit nominations for a worthy Environmental Engineer or Scientist, click here.


Honorary Winner

2014 Honorary Member

Dr. David Jenkins

David Jenkins is Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. He was born and educated in the United Kingdom. He holds a B.Sc. in Applied Biochemistry from Birmingham University and a Ph.D. in Public Health Engineering from the University of Durham, King's College. He conducted research and taught environmental engineering at Berkeley from 1960 until 1999. He served the CEE department as Chair of the Environmental Engineering Group and Vice-chair of the Department. Dr. Jenkins was Director of the Environmental Engineering and Health Sciences Research Laboratory. Upon retirement, he was awarded the Berkeley Citation. He continues to be professionally active in wastewater treatment plant research, teaching and practice in the USA, Great Britain, Singapore, Italy and Brazil.

Professor Jenkins has researched and published widely in environmental engineering. His major areas of research are biological wastewater and sludge treatment processes, water and wastewater chemistry and microbiology. In these areas, he has focused on the causes and controls of activated sludge solids separation problems and the chemical and biological methods of nutrient removal. In his professional work Dr. Jenkins specializes in the upgrading and troubleshooting of wastewater treatment plants and in environmental and process problems involving his expertise in chemistry and microbiology.

David Jenkins is the author of more than 250 publications and reports and the co-author of four texts. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Member of the Berkeley Academy of distinguished Civil Engineering Alumni. He has received the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Eddy Medal for research (three times), the Camp Medal for contributions to wastewater treatment practice, the Fair Medal for wastewater engineering education, the Gasgoine Medal for wastewater treatment plant operations research (two times). Dr. Jenkins is an Honorary Life Member of WEF and the International Water Association (IWA) and a recipient of the IWA Sam Jenkins Medal, the Ardern and Lockett Award and the Global Water Award. He holds the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Pohland medal for work that bridges theory and practice.


Past Winners

Year

Recipient

2015

No recipient

2014

David Jenkins

2013

Nancy Sutley

2013

Bruce E. Rittmann

2013

Lisa Jackson

2012

Robert L. Van Antwerp, Jr.

2011

Clifford W. Randall

2010

George R. Crombie

2009

Perry McCarty

2009

Michael Rouse

2008

A. "Sek" Sekarajasekaran

2007

Daniel J. Gunaratnam

2006

James L. Barnard

2005

Xie Qingtao

2004

Bindu Nath Lohani

2003

Earnest F. Gloyna

2002

Vincent Bath

2001

Norihito Tambo

2000

Klaus R. Imhoff

1999

Harvey F. Ludwig

1994

Donald J. O'Connor

1991

Arthur C. Stern

1988

Daniel A. Okun

1983

Abel Wolman

1982

Stanley E. Kappe

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