CERL Researcher Garners First Place AEESP Award

Published Aug. 31, 2012


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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- ERDC Construction Research Laboratory (CERL) Physicist/Environmental Engineer Andrew Nelson was recently notified that his master’s thesis, "Bench-Scale Evaluation of an Energy Efficient Acoustic Aerosol Purification Device with a Newly Designed Bioaerosol Testing and Evaluation Chamber," was selected for the first-place award from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP).

The award recognizes the top thesis in the field of environmental science and engineering during 2011.

The award was presented Oct. 1 in New Orleans, La

AEESP is an international organization of more than 800 colleges and universities with environmental engineering and science programs.  Nelson completed his thesis under the Army SMART scholarship program, and he is currently pursuing his doctorate.

In June, Nelson also won the first place award for the Doctoral Student Paper Competition, “Investigation of Bioaerosol Removal from a Gas Stream and Inactivation Using Acoustically Enhanced Impaction,” that he presented at the 105th Annual Air and Waste Management Conference and Exhibition in June in San Antonio, Texas.