Dr. Daniel B. Oerther, professor of environmental health engineering, has been elected incoming president of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES). He will serve as vice president in 2020, president-elect in 2021, president in 2022, and past-president in 2023.
The organization was founded in 1955 to serve the public by improving the practice, elevating the standards, and advancing public recognition of environmental engineering through a program of specialty certification of qualified engineers. The academy confers board certification on environmental engineers (BCEE) and environmental scientists (BCES) through a process of examination or certification via eminence.
Oerther served as the treasurer of the academy for six years. His awards from AAEES include the 2009 Honor Award for University Research, the 2014 Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education Award, the 2016 Superior Achievement Award and the 2018 Stanely E. Kappe Award. In 2019, Oerther became the first individual to be board certified as both an environmental engineer and as an environmental scientist.