This award, established in 2005, honors a member of AEESP and/or AAEES who has made sustained and outstanding efforts to bridge environmental engineering research, education, and practice.
Spyros Pavlostathis is internationally recognized for his work in the bioremediation and treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater, as well as the kinetics, modeling, and simulation of bioprocesses. Spyros has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers and authored over 200 publications, including books or book chapters. He has received numerous domestic and international awards. Throughout his academic career, Spyros has been a dedicated educator of future environmental engineers, teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He has served abroad as an evaluator of engineering curricula and programs, as well as an external thesis reviewer. Through his research activities, he has mentored 20 post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars, 17 Ph.D. and 24 MS students, who have gone on to work in consulting, state and federal regulatory agencies as well as academia.