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Faculty and Student Spotlight: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mark R. Wiesner, James L. Meriam Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is the eighteenth recipient of the The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research. He has also been named a Fellow of the International Water Association, a global associate of water professionals spanning the continuum between research and practice and covering all facets of the water cycle. The 2011 IWA Fellows will be officially recognized on October 2 at the IWA-ASPIRE conference to be held in Tokyo. At the Board meeting of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), held this July in Tampa Florida during the bi-annual conference, he was also elected President-Elect of the AEESP.

Lauren Barton (2nd-year Ph.D. student, Civil & Environmental Engineering) under the leadership of Professor Mark Wiesner, has won a Chateaubriand Fellowship from the Office for Science and Technology in the Embassy of France in the United States. Every year, it allows doctorate students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for up to 10 months. Lauren will be working at CEREGE--the Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement des Géosciences de l’Environnement--at the University of Aix-Marseille with international collaborator Jean-Yves Bottero, the director of CEREGE. 4439 The PhD Movie is Coming to Duke! September 9, 2011 post Ads, Issues, September 2011