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.

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Science Winner

2022 Science Award Recipient

Professor Anu Ramaswami, Ph.D., BCEEM

Anu Ramaswami is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the High Meadows Environmental Institute; Sanjay Swani ’87 Professor of India Studies; Director, M.S. Chadha Center for Global India.

Anu Ramaswami is an interdisciplinary environmental engineer and professor at Princeton University, with appointments across India studies, civil and environmental engineer, and the High Meadows Environmental Institute. She has pioneered sustainable urban systems science and knowledge co-production for developing low-carbon, healthy, and equitable cities. Her work explores how eight key sectors – that provide water, energy, food, buildings, mobility, connectivity, waste management and green/public spaces – shape human and environmental wellbeing, from local to global scales.

Dr. Ramaswami’s work integrates environmental science and engineering, industrial ecology, public health and public affairs, with a human-centered and systems focus. She is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, published in leading journals such as Science, Nature Climate Change, Nature Sustainability, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Environmental Science & Technology, and Environmental Research Letters. She is the inaugural director of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India at Princeton University, the lead principal investigator and director of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported Sustainable Healthy Cities Network, and serves on the United Nations Environment’s International Resource Panel.


Past Recipients

Year

Recipient

2021

Tansel, Berrin

2020

Love, Nancy

2019

Cotruvo, Joseph A.

2018

Burken, Joel Gerard

 

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