George Tchobanoglous, PH.D., P.E., NAE, BCEE
University of California, Davis (Davis, California)
For more than 35 years, wastewater expert George Tchobanoglous taught courses on water and wastewater treatment and solid waste management at the University of California, Davis, where he is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has authored or coauthored more than 550 publications, including 23 textbooks and eight engineering reference books. Tchobanoglous has been president of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP). He received the Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize from NWRI in 2003, was inducted to the National Academy of Engineers in 2004 and received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines in 2005. In 2012, he received the first Excellence in Engineering Education Award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE) and AEESP. In 2013, he was selected as the AAEE and AEESP Kappe Lecturer. Tchobanoglous received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of the Pacific, an M.S. in Sanitary Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.