For Outstanding Contributions and Leadership through Involvement in Environmental Engineering and Science Outreach Activities to the Global Community.
Virender joined Texas A&M in 2014 in the school of public health, and is currently Professor/Director of the Program on Environmental and Sustainability. Citation: Over the last three decades, Virender K. Sharma has made outstanding contributions to environmental science and engineering outreach activities to the global community through teaching excellence, workshops, mentorship, collaborating research, and chairing international conferences/symposia in Asia, North and South America, and Europe. His innovative approaches addressed many environmental contamination challenges worldwide, which resulted in high impact articles published in premier international journals. His strong commitment to encourage students and young researchers, particularly women, in different regions of the world, had profound impact on their professional career.