Engineering’s Alvarez named AEESP Fellow


Pedro Alvarez, Rice’s George R. Brown Professor and chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named a 2015 fellow of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP).

Pedro AlvarezAlvarez was among nine chosen by the AEESP Board of Directors on the basis of their “accomplishments in environmental engineering research, teaching and professional service, with emphasis on service within the AEESP.”

In its citation, the AEESP Board of Directors wrote that Alvarez has made numerous important and sustained contributions to the environmental engineering and science community and to AEESP. A world-renowned leader in the fields of bioremediation and environmental nanotechnology, Alvarez has done research that shows remarkable versatility in spanning a broad range of scales and scopes – from providing fundamental insight into microbial and nanomaterial behavior and effects, to enhancing process understanding and performance at the reactor and field scales, to discerning the water footprint of biofuel policies at regional scales, the AEESP board noted.

Alvarez has been a member of the Rice faculty since 2003. He and the other new AEESP Fellows will be formally recognized at the association’s biennial conference June 13-16 at Yale University.

— Patrick Kurp a science writer in the George R. Brown School of Engineering.


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