Awards

  • 2015 Gordon Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal, WEF
  • 2015 Marist School Outstanding Alumnus Award
  • 2014-2018 University Faculty Scholar
  • 2014 Outstanding Global Engagement Award
  • 2013 AEESP (Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors) Service Award
  • 2013 Transatlantic Partnership in Excellence in Engineering Scholarship (to Univ. of Ghent, Begium)
  • 2013 At Home In The World Faculty Fellow, NCSU
  • 2013 Koh Lectureship Award in Engineering, Phil.-American Academy of Scientists and Engineers
  • 2012 Jackson Rigney International Service Award, NCSU
  • 2011 Gawad Lagablab Award, Philippine Science High School
  • 2011 Selected Participant, National Academies Keck Futures Initiative
  • 2010 Selected Participant, National Academy of Engineering, Frontiers of Engineering Workshop
  • 2010 Iowa State University Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
  • 2010 NCSU Earthwise Award
  • 2009 TEDIndia Fellow
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award in Engineering Education and Research, University of the Philippines at Los Banos, 2008
  • Selected as Philippines Balik-Scientist Awardee, July/December 2008
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2001-2006
  • Kimley- Horn Faculty Award, 2004
  • Elected member, Philippine-American Academy of Scientists and Engineers, 2004
  • Selected Speaker for Sustainability and Excellence in Water Research  (#1 rated paper submitted for 73rd Annual Water Environment Federation Conference), 2001
  • ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering Editor’s Award, 2001
  • First Place, Ph.D. Student Paper Competition, Water Environment Federation, 1999
  • Best Student Paper Award, Illinois Water Environment Association, 1998
  • Integrated Academic Program for the Sciences (INTAPS) Scholarship,1986-1990
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Academic Excellence Award, 1989, 1990
  • Third Place, MS Student Paper Competition, Water Environment Federation, 1995
  • Rotary Foundation International Scholarship, 1992-1993
  • University of the Philippines (System-Wide) Outstanding Student Award, 1990
  • Bank of the Philippine Islands Science Award, 1990
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Award for Over-all Academic Excellence,1990

Student Awards

  • Ling Wang, 1st Place; Catherine MacMillan, 3rd Place, Student Poster Competition, 2013 NC AWWA/WEA (American WaterWorks Association/Water Environment Association) Annual Conference
  • Jory Wahlen, 2012 Society for Risk Analysis and Microbial Risk Analysis Specialty Group Student Merit Award Competition Winner
  • Xia He, 2012 Inaugural W. Eckenfelder Graduate Research Achievement Award, American Academy of Environmental Engineers
  • Xia He, 1st Place; Ling Wang, 2nd Place, Student Poster Competition, 2011 NC AWWA/WEA (American WaterWorks Association/Water Environment Association) Annual Conference
  • Antonio Sobremisana, 3rd Place, Student Poster Competition, 2008 NC AWWA/WEA (American WaterWorks Association/Water Environment Association) Annual Conference
  • Hyunsuk Hong, 2nd Place, Student Poster Competition, 2007 NC AWWA/WEA (American WaterWorks Association/Water Environment Association) Annual Conference
  • Gamze Gulez, 2006 Turkish American Scientists and Scholars Association Grant Recipient, Engineering and Applied Sciences, for work on Filamentous Foaming in Activated Sludge
  • Jon Williams, Best Student Poster (Session I), 2005 International Water Association Activated Sludge Population Dynamics Conference, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Matt Skidmore, 1st Place; Cesar Mota, 2nd Place; Gamze Gulez, 3rd Place- Student Poster Competition, 2004 NC AWWA/WEA (American WaterWorks Association/Water Environment Association) Annual Conference
  • Matt Skidmore, 2nd  Place, Student Poster Competition, 2004 WEFTEC (Water Environment Federation National Conference)
  • Matt Skidmore, 1st Place, Student Poster Competition, 2004 Water Resources Research Institute Annual Conference
  • Jon Williams, 1st Place, and Cesar Mota, 2nd Place, Student Poster Competition 2003 NC AWWA/WEA (American WaterWorks Association/Water Environment Association) Annual Conference
  • Julia Keith, 3rd Place Student Poster Competition, 2000 NC AWWA/WEA (American Waterworks Association/ Water Environment Association) Annual Conference