Walter J. Weber
Professor Weber is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of environmental process dynamics and system sustainability, and is one of the most distinguished environmental engineers in this field. More than 75 engineers and scientists have completed Ph.D. work under his tutelage and mentorship, and many of his proteges are themselves recognized internationally as leaders in the field of environmental sciences and engineering. He was the founding director of the College of Engineering Academic Program of Concentrations in Environmental Sustainability ("ConsEnSus"). Professor Weber has received numerous awards, including the American Chemical Society's F.J. Zimmerman Award (1982), election to the National Academy of Engineering (1985), and the National Water Research Institute's Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize (1996). His generous financial contributions include his endowment of the Walter J. Weber Jr. Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Science and Engineering, and of the Walter J. Weber Jr. Faculty Chair in Energy, Environment and Earth Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering.