Professor Sam Vigil Elected Fellow of Air & Waste Management Association
February 22, 2012
Environmental engineering professor Samuel A. Vigil was elected as a fellow of the Air & Waste Management Association and will be recognized at the group's 105th Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas in June.
Founded in 1907, the Air and Waste Management Association is an international organization of more than 7,500 environmental engineers and scientists from more than 60 countries. Fellows are selected on the basis of their professional accomplishments and service to the association.
Vigil was recognized for his leadership in applied research in the recovery of energy from wastes with gasification processes, the computer optimization of waste management systems, the development of sustainable waste management techniques, and the modeling and remote sensing of greenhouse gas emissions.
He was also recognized for his co-authorship of the most widely used textbook in the solid waste management field, "Integrated Solid Waste Management: Engineering Principles and Management Issues." Published by McGraw-Hill, the book has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, and Korean and is used by universities throughout the world as well as by practicing environmental engineers.
Vigil's service to the association has included serving as a session chair at 16 of the association's annual conferences and serving as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association.
For more information on the Air and Waste Management Association, see www.awma.org.