Lauren Stadler, who earned her PhD earlier this year and is now an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University, has been chosen to receive the 2016 CH2M Hill/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for her dissertation Elucidating the Impact of Low Dissolved Oxygen Wastewater Treatment on Pharmaceutical Fate.
According to the Association of Environmental Engineers & Science Professors Foundation (AEESP), this prestigious award recognizes Stadler for completing one of the top dissertations in the field of environmental engineering and science. This award, endowed by CH2M Hill, is given annually to recognize an outstanding doctoral dissertation that contributes to the advancement of environmental science and engineering.
Professor Nancy Love, Stadler’s adviser, says “This is a significant accomplishment for Lauren and well deserved. The competition for this award is stiff.”
The 2016 AEESP Awards will be presented at the annual AEESP Meet and Greet in September, 2016.
Stadler is the fifth doctoral student from our department to receive this award. Previous recipients include David Berry (PhD ’09), Dominic Frigon (PhD ’06), Michael McCormick (PhD ’02) and Weilin Huang (PhD ’97).