International Honorary Member

One International 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 internationally or in his or her country;
  • has made a single noteworthy contribution or sustained contribution to the advancement of environmental and/or human health protection in a specific area internationally or in his or her country; or
  • has rendered outstanding service over a long period of time resulting in the advancement of environmental and/or human health protection internationally or in his or her country.

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

International Honorary Winner

2016 International Honorary Member

Professor Ruey-An Doong

Ruey-an Doong is a Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. He holds his B.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from National Chung Hsin University and National Taiwan University, Taiwan, respectively. He joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences, National Tsing Hua University from 1994 to 2014 and served as Chair of the Department and Dean of the College of Nuclear Science. During this period, he has established a research collaboration and student exchange network in his Department/College and promoted graduate research initiatives involving the top professional societies and universities worldwide. He has joined the Institute of Environmental Engineering at National Chiao Tung University since August 2015.

Professor Doong is known for his achievements and contributions in environmental chemistry and environmental nanotechnology. His work on the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for environmental applications has been recognized internationally. Professor Doong has received many research awards and honors including the Outstanding Research Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan and an invited speaker at the 2013 Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology. Professor Doong also has served actively on many professional committees, including the Division of Environmental Chemistry of American Chemical Society (ACS) of which he is a long-term committee member and has organized many symposia for the division during its national meetings. In addition, he has devoted much effort on developing international collaboration research and education programs, especially in helping scholars and graduate researchers with increasing their academic research capability in Southeast and South Asian regions including Philippine, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia.

Past Winners




Dr. Tsair-Fuh Lin


Dr. Ernesto Espino de la O

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