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Pedro Alvarez
 

Honors and Awards

  • 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