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AAEES counts CEE Associate Professor Leanne Gilbertson in its first "40 Under 40" list

The University of Pittsburgh's Leanne Gilbertson was recently named one of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists’ (AAEES) 40 Under 40 winners.  Gilbertson, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering, is among AAEES' inaugural 2022 class recognizing talented individuals who have, either personally or as part of a team, been responsible for helping to advance the fields of Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering in a demonstrable way within the last 12 months. Winners are chosen by a panel of past recipients who weigh equally business successes and civic/philanthropic activities.

“The collective contributions of this AAEES 40 Under 40 class to the field of environmental science and engineering is incredibly impressive. It is an honor to be amongst esteemed colleagues”, Gilbertson said. Her research focuses on sustainable material design to support sustainable solutions for water disinfection, food production, and antimicrobial resistance.

“We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Gilbertson has been named a 40 Under 40 winner in our inaugural class. She is a shining star in today’s engineering world,” said Ilyse Shapiro, Executive Director of AAEES.

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists is a specialty certification board and professional society for environmental engineers and scientists that is dedicated to improving the quality of environmental engineering and science practice. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, the Academy certifies environmental engineers and scientists in eight specialties of environmental engineering practice and eight specialties in environmental science. The Academy's program, accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards, was established in 1955. The Academy provides leadership in the accreditation of environmental engineering and science curricula, and the dissemination of technical and professional information to the public and the profession.