International Honorary Member

One or more International Honorary Members 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.


2018 International Honorary Member

International Honorary Winner

Professor Steve Burnage, PPSEE, CEng, CEnv, Hon.FSEE, FIMechE

Steve is registered with the Engineering Council (UK) as a Chartered Engineer (CEng), as well with the Society for the Environment (UK) as a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv). He is an Honorary Fellow of the UK Society of Environmental Engineers (SEE) and a Fellow of the UK Institute of Mechanical Engineers. He is recently retired from Lockheed Martin UK, where he was Head of Engineering Integrity and an LM Fellow in recognition for his work in Composite Material Development, Application, Analysis and Disposal. He is currently a Professor at the University of Surrey (UK) and sits on the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) Steering Group.

He has, for more than 20 years, been an active member of the UK Society of Environmental Engineers (SEE), including three years as President. He is currently Chairman of the SEE Education and Membership Committee as well as a member of the Main Council. He is currently focusing his effort on promoting environmental engagement amongst licensed, certified and registered environmental engineers and scientists by working with their associated National and International professional bodies. He is active in expanding the definition of 'environmental engineering' within the SEE to encompass those engineers and scientists who manage the impact of the environment on the performance of engineering systems, along with how engineering systems impact the health of the environment.

He was awarded this year's International Honorary Member of AAEES for his thoughtful leadership in bringing together diverse approaches to environmental engineering and science to protect the environment; for his pioneering leadership integrating sustainability into the practice of environmental engineering and science in the UK; and for his sustained leadership advancing the professional practice of environmental engineering and science.


Past Winners

Year
Recipient
2017 von Sperling, Marcos
2017 Friedler, Eran
2016 Doong, Ruey-An
2015 Lin, Tsair-Fuh
2014 Espino de la O, Ernesto

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