Schnoor Honored with Simon W. Freese Award

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

News source: ASCE.org

The 2010 Simon W. Freese Environmental Engineering Award and Lecture was presented to Jerald Schnoor, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, NAE for pioneering research and philosophy in global air pollution issues and the linkage to surface water acidification and quality and for advancing the theory and practice of hydrologic sciences, including watershed and reservoir modeling.

Professor Schnoor is the Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering and the Co-Director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the University of Iowa. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (elected in 1999) for his research using mathematical models in science policy decisions. Professor Schnoor chaired the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ORD Board of Scientific Counselors, 2000-2004, and is a member of EPA's Science Advisory Board and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences (NAEHS) Council. He is considered one of the founding fathers of phytoremediation. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science and Technology.

The award was presented May 19 during the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2010 held in Providence, Rhode Island.  The invited lecture on Environmental Grand Challenges including water sustainability was presented at the annual EWRI meeting.