The award, instituted in 1968, is presented to the lead author of the paper that makes the most valuable contribution to the environmental engineering profession. Chapra’s paper is titled, “Parsimonious model for assessing nutrient impacts on periphyton-dominated streams.” Chapra co-authored the paper with his former PhD student, Dr. Kyle Flynn, and a colleague from New Zealand, Dr. Kit Rutherford.
Chapra holds the Louis Berger Chair for Computing and Engineering in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Tufts University. He is also a Fellow of ASCE. This is his fourth national/international best paper award.
“As a Michigan alum I owe my career in, and contributions to, environmental engineering to the outstanding education, support, and direction that U of M (and in particular, the EWRE program) gave me back in the early 1970s, as well as on the sabbatical I spent there in the 1990s,” Chapra said.
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