James Mihelcic

AAEES 'E4' Award

James R. Mihelcic, Ph.D., BCEEM, is the Samuel L. and Julia M. Flom Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida (Tampa). He is also the Director of the International Development Engineering Program and the National Research Center for Reinventing Aging Infrastructure for Nutrient Management. He received the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Education “E4” Award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists for his significant contributions to the profession.     Dr. Mihelcic is internationally recognized for leading efforts to integrate concepts of sustainability and global awareness into education, practice, and research on management of water and wastewater. He has also trained many engineers who work to provide water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) to developing world communities. He is a Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member (BCEEM) and a Fellow with the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF). He is a past president and Board Member of AEESP, a past Board Trustee with AAEES, and recently completed a second term serving on EPA's Chartered Science Advisory Board. He is a lead author for several widely adopted engineering textbooks: Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering (John Wiley & Sons); Field Guide in Environmental Engineering for Development Workers: Water, Sanitation, Indoor Air (ASCE Press); and, Environmental Engineering: Fundamentals, Sustainability, Design (John Wiley & Sons). He also led the development of a paper recently published in Environmental Engineering Science on the future role that environmental engineering can have to achieve sustainability in developing regions that supports the National Academies Committee on Grand Challenges in Environmental Engineering and Science for the 21st Century.

Award Type: Others
Awarded: 2017