Carnegie Mellon University
February 07, 2023

VanBriesen named 2022 AAAS Fellow

Jeanne VanBriesen, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Engineering & Public Policy, has been named a 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow

VanBriesen has been recognized for outstanding contributions to the field of environmental engineering, particularly in modeling biodegradation of chemical mixtures and assessing the role of energy systems on drinking water. VanBriesen is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Engineering & Public Policy. She is currently serving at the U.S. National Science Foundation as the director of the Division for Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) within the Engineering Directorate. Her research is in environmental systems, including urban water system sustainability and the built environment water cycle, and the energy-water nexus and watershed decision making.

VanBriesen has received numerous awards and her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Colcom Foundation, the Heinz Endowments, the Packard Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance. She has served on the U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board and the National Science Foundation Engineering Directorate Advisory Committee. She has been an officer of the Association for Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences (CUAHSI) and the Ohio River Basin Consortia for Research and Education.