Fredrick George Pohland Medal

David Stensel is a Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. He has worked in many different states, including New York, Utah, and California. Dave has dedicated his professional life to a seamless integration of academic research, teaching, and professional practice. His work exemplifies the full ‘life cycle’ of the engineering progress. After earning his doctorate from Cornell University in 1971, he spent the next ten years as a designer and developer of technology for the wastewater treatment processes. Dave’s work has led to the publication of over 60 peer-reviewed scientific and engineering articles, and his contribution as coauthor of the 2003 edition on the Classic Metcalf and Eddy text, “Wastewater Engineering, Treatment, Disposal, and Reuse”, is most notable.  He is a former Board Member and Treasurer of AEESP, and has won the Water Pollution Control Federation Harrison Prescott Eddy Research Medal in 1987 and 1999, and the ASCE Environmental Engineering division Rudolf Hering Medal in 2006.  Dave has made a significant impact throughout the field of Environmental Engineering, and has touched the hearts of many.

David Stensel, University of Washington
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David Stensel of the University of Washington (2nd from right), accept the Fredrick George Pohland Medal from incoming president Jennifer Becker, AEESP awards committee chair Chad Jafvert (left), and Jim Mihelcic (2nd from left) as a representative of AAEES.