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The AAEES Science Award

The AAEES Science Award is given to an individual who is an outstanding performer in the management and implementation of environmental science programs and projects conducted under either public or private auspices and has demonstrated exemplary professional conduct, has distinguished qualities of personal leadership, originality in devising new management techniques for dealing with environmental issues, and sensitivity and responsiveness to the impact of social and political influences on the conduct of environmental programs.

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

Science Award Winner

2020 Science Award Recipient

Nancy G. Love, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE

Dr. Nancy G. Love is the Borchardt and Glysson Collegiate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University Michigan, and an adjunct Professor at the Institute of Biotechnology at Addis Ababa University. She has advised over 70 graduate students and post-doctoral research associates.

In collaboration with her students, Dr. Love works at the interface of water, infrastructure and public health in both domestic and global settings. The group advances public and environmental health using chemical, biological and analytical approaches applied to water systems, and co-design methods in partnership with communities. Specific projects include: evaluating the fate of chemicals, pathogens and contaminants of emerging concern in water with relevance to public health and the environment; using technologies to sense and remove these constituents; advancing technologies that recover useful resources from water, and developing approaches that enable local decision-making around water quality and resource efficiency. Their work is centered on identifying and translating fundamental understanding into practical solutions for water utilities and communities.

She has co-authored: over 100 peer-reviewed papers, chapters and reports; over 250 conference presentations; and a textbook on biological wastewater treatment. Dr. Love has held leadership positions in multiple organizations, including with the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the International Water Association (IWA), and the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP). She is a Fellow of all three organizations. Dr. Love is a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in the state of Michigan and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE).

Past Winners

2019 Cotruvo, Joseph A.
2018 Burken, Joel Gerard

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