Charles R. O’Melia Distinguished Educator Award

Phillip Singer is a Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina and previously the Dan Okun Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of the Drinking Water Research Center at the same university. He received his PhD from Harvard in 1969 under the direction of Werner Stumm, and taught water chemistry for 38 years, first at Notre Dame and then at UNC, influencing the lives of over 1,000 graduate students.  Phil has been recognized by many organizations and professional societies for the quality of his research, including receiving the Pioneer Award from Water Environmental Federation in 2009 and the Harrison Prescott Eddy Medal for the Water Environment Federation in 2006. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering in 1995. Philip has served as president of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors in 2006-2007, of the AEESP Foundation in 2009.  Eight of his former Ph.D. students hold faculty appointments in university is the U.S. and abroad.  For his exceptional teaching, exemplary research and mentoring of students, Phil is the recipient of this award in its second year of existent. 

Recipient: 
Philip C Singer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Year of award: 
2013
Philip Singer of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill accepts the Charles R. O’Melia Distinguished Educator Award from incoming president Jennifer Becker and awards committee chair Chad Jafvert