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ASU Now | July 31, 2019

Headshot of Paul WesterhoffPaul Westerhoff, the Fulton Chair of Environmental Engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and a senior sustainability scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, was recently named the 2019 Clarke Prize Laureate by the National Water Research Institute. According to their website, the NWRI presents the annual 50,000 dollar prize and a medal to recognize researchers that solve real-world water problems and have made outstanding achievements in water science and technology.

The prestigious Clark Prize is just one of several Westerhoff has been awarded throughout his career. In 2006, he was awarded the Water Research Foundation Paul L. Busch Award. In 2017, he was the winner of the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Achievement Award and in 2018 he received the WEF Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal and was a Fellow of the International Water Association.

Westerhoff is currently a director of the EPA Center for the Life Cycle of Nanomaterials and serves as deputy director of the NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment. He also teaches in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment.