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Oct. 22: CMU's David Dzombak Selected To Participate in National Lecture Tour About Environmental Issues

Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 / swaney@andrew.cmu.edu

CMU's David Dzombak Selected To Participate in
National Lecture Tour About Environmental Issues


DzombakPITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's David Dzombak was selected to give a series of lectures nationwide about environmental issues for the members of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP).

"I'm honored to have been selected by my colleagues as the AEESP lecturer for 2010-2011," said Dzombak, the Walter J. Blenko Sr. Professor of Civil and Environmental Education and Research and faculty director of the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research.

For more than two decades, Dzombak has conducted leading-edge research in the areas of aquatic chemistry, water quality engineering, environmental restoration, and environment and energy.

Through April 1, 2011, Dzombak will visit 18 environmental engineering programs nationwide. His tour will feature two lectures: "Need and Challenge of Alternative Water Sources For Use in Electric Power Production," and "Geologic Sequestration of CO2: Evaluating and Monitoring Seal Rock Integrity."  

"The lecture tour has been very popular because the topics our themed speaker is presenting are so very current and critical to ongoing national debates about energy and water use," said Sarina Ergas, head of the AEESP lecture series committee and an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of South Florida.

Dzombak has received numerous professional honors and accolades. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2008 and was named a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2002. He is recipient of the Professional Research Award from the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association, the Jack Edward McKee Medal from the Water Environment Federation, the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program Fellowship from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Harrison Prescott Eddy Medal from the Water Environment Federation and a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award.

Dzombak earned his Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon in 1980. He also has his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., where he was enrolled in a 3-2 liberal arts/engineering program. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania and a diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. 

More information about Dzombak's AEESP lecture tour is available at: http://www.ce.cmu.edu/news/dzombak-AEESP.html.

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Pictured above is David Dzombak, the Walter J. Blenko Sr. Professor of Civil and Environmental Education and Research and faculty director of the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research.