Honorary Member

One or more 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;
  • 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 Member

2023 Honorary Member

Janet G. Hering, Ph.D.

At the end of 2022, Prof. Janet Hering retired as Director of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (Eawag) and Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ) and Lausanne (EPFL).  Prior to moving to Switzerland in 2007, Prof. Hering was a faculty member at Caltech and UCLA.  She is a former Associate Editor of Environmental Science & Technology and former member of the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science.  She is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (foreign member), and Academia Europaea.  

Over her career, Prof. Hering’s research interests have included the biogeochemical cycling of trace elements in natural waters, treatment technologies for the removal of inorganic contaminants from drinking water, and knowledge exchange at the interface of science with policy and practice.  She has also been very engaged in promoting diversity in academia, particularly in supporting women in academic leadership.  She received a Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Award from the IUPAC in 2015.  Prof. Hering was the founding Vice Chair of the ETH Women Professors Forum, serving as Vice Chair from 2012 – 2016 and Chair from 2016 – 2020.  


Past Recipients

Year

Recipient

2022

Soderberg, Carl-Axel P.

2021

No Recipient

2020

Massey, Ann

2019

Fair, Gordon Maskew (In Memoriam)

2018

Colwell, Rita Rossi

2017

Hawkins, George

2016

Kirk, Ken

2015

No recipient

2014

Jenkins, David

2013

Sutley, Nancy

2013

Rittmann, Bruce E.

2013

Jackson, Lisa

2012

Van Antwerp, Jr., Robert L.

2011

Randall, Clifford W.

2010

Crombie, George R.

2009

McCarty, Perry

2009

Rouse, Michael

2008

Sekarajasekaran, A. "Sek"

2007

Gunaratnam, Daniel J.

2006

Barnard, James L.

2005

Qingtao, Xie

2004

Lohani, Bindu Nath

2003

Gloyna, Earnest F.

2002

Bath, Vincent

2001

Tambo, Norihito

2000

Imhoff, Klaus R.

1999

Ludwig, Harvey F.

1994

O'Connor, Donald J.

1991

Stern, Arthur C.

1988

Okun, Daniel A.

1983

Wolman, Abel

1982

Kappe, Stanley E.

 

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