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Pedro Alvarez
 

Honors and Awards

  • 2016-2019  Advisory Board, Directorate for Engineering of the National Science Foundation
  • 2015     Best paper award, ES&T Letters, (1), 26-30, 2014
  • 2015    Thompson Reuter’s Highly Cited Researcher (top 1% in Chemistry and in Environment Ecology)
  • 2014    AAEES Grand Prize, Excellence in Env. Eng. And Science University Research Award
  • 2014    Thompson Reuter’s Highly Cited Researcher (top 1% in Environment/Ecology)
  • 2014    Honorary Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
  • 2014    Most downloaded paper in Water Research (Wat. Res. 47, (12), 3931–3946).
  • 2013    Most cited paper in Water Research in the last 5 years (Wat. Res. 44:2894-2900)
  • 2012    The Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize
  • 2012    South Texas Section AIChE’s Best Fundamental Paper Award
  • 2011     Science Advisory Board to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • 2011     Dean of Engineering’s Lecture, Columbia University
  • 2010    Most cited paper in the past 5 year, Water Research (Wat. Res. 40(19):3527-3532
  • 2010    Top-10 most read paper, ACS nano (ACS Nano, 2010, 4 (7), pp 3580–3590).
  • 2010    Honorary Professor, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, China
  • 2009    Professor of the Year, ASCE & Chi Epsilon Student Chapters, Rice University
  • 2008    Frontier in Research Award, Assoc. of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
  • 2008    Founding Member, Nicaraguan National Academy of Sciences
  • 2008    John Henske Distinguished Lecture, Yale University
  • 2007    McKee Medal for Groundwater Protection, Restoration or Sustainable Use (WEF)
  • 2006    Board of Directors, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
  • 2006    Honorary Professor, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
  • 2005-2006 President, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
  • 2005    Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • 2004    Reviewer Award, Environmental Science and Technology
  • 2003-2006 Board of Directors, Nicaragua’s Water Management Agency (ENACAL)
  • 2003    Consul of Nicaragua for Iowa (ad honorem)
  • 2003    Best Poster Award, EPA International Applied Phytotechnologies Conference. Chicago, IL
  • 2002    Research project of the year award, SERDP cleanup division, Department of Defense.
  • 2002-2006 Board of Directors, Assoc. Env. Engrg. and Science Professors (AEESP)
  • 2002    Editorial Board Member of Bioremediation and Bioavailability, The Scientific World
  • 2000    Awarded the Button of the City of Valencia, Venezuela, by the Mayor of the City
  • 2000    Best Student Paper Award, Battelle 6th Bioremediation Symposium, San Diego, CA
  • 1998     The UI Collegiate Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Iowa
  • 1997      Participant, National Academy of Engineering’s Symposium: Frontiers of Engrg.
  • 1997      Best Student Paper Award, WEF 70th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
  • 1997      Listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
  • 1997      Appointed Adjunct Professor, Universidad Autónoma de México, Mexico, D.F.
  • 1996      Honored Member, Strathmore’s Who’s Who Register of Business Leaders
  • 1996      Listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and Who’s Who in Environ. Engrg.
  • 1996      Awarded the Alejo Zuloaga Medal by the Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela
  • 1995      Inducted into the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Diplomate Status
  • 1995      Career Award, National Science Foundation.
  • 1995      Best Paper Award, EPA Hazardous Substance Research Center for Regions 7 and 8
  • 1995      Appointed Adjunct Professor, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brasil
  • 1995      Old Gold Summer Fellowship, University of Iowa
  • 1994, 2002 Elected to The University of Iowa Faculty Senate
  • 1994      Old Gold Summer Fellowship, University of Iowa
  • 1992      Outstanding Presentation Award, AIChE Summer Meeting, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1992      The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1991       The Outstanding Achievement Award in Environmental Engineering, U. of Michigan