Pepper Elected to American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Ian Pepper, director of the Environmental Research Laboratory, has been elected into the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, as a Board Certified Environmental Scientist (BCES).

The BCES title is awarded to experienced professionals who have demonstrated expertise in one or more areas of specialization (air resources, environmental microbiology, surface water resources, environmental biology, environmental toxicology, sustainability science, environmental chemistry, groundwater and the subsurface environment) and with special capability in environmental science for the public benefit.

Pepper received the award at the 2013 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference in Washington, D.C. on April 25.

A professor of soil, water and environmental science, Pepper is also a fellow of the Soil Science Society of America, the American Society of Agronomy, the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

He is co-director of the Water and Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Laboratories now being developed by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering. Shane Snyder, professor of chemical and environmental engineering and an expert on emerging chemical contaminants, is also co-director.

This collaborative research program will be located within a new building in Tucson planned for construction in 2014 in partnership with Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department. WEST Laboratories aspires to be a world renowned venue for research and development of water treatment technologies, contaminant monitoring tools, energy minimization and production, and innovative educational and training components, with the goal of ensuring sustainability of water supplies in the Southwest.

Date released: 
May 2 2013
Contact: 
Ian Pepper