About Bill

Experience

2010-present Joseph T. and Rose S. Ling Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-  Engineering
2013-2014 Visiting Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
2012-2013 Associate Head, Department of Civil Engineering

2006-2007    Visiting Scientist, Eawag, The Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
2005-2010   Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
1999-2005     Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
9/99-present Member of the Graduate Faculty in Water Resources Science
9/06-present     Member of Graduate Faculty in Stream Restoration Science and Engineering
Registered Professional Engineer in Minnesota

Education

1999    Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University
1995    M.S., Chemical Engineering, Yale University
1994    S.B., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Selected Honors/Distinctions

  • Distinguished McKnight University Professor (2016- )
  • First Place, Universities Council on Water Resources, Ph.D. Dissertation Award (Natural   Science and Engineering) award to Megan Kelly (2015)
  • Associate Editor, Environmental Science & Technology Letters (2013-)
  • Leonard A. Ford Lecturer, Minnesota State Univ.-Mankato (2013)
  • Super Reviewer Award from the journal Environmental Science and Technology (2013)
  • 2nd Place Montgomery-Watson-Harza Consulting Engineers/AEESP Master’s Thesis Award for Cale Anger’sThesis (2010)
  • First Runner-Up Best Article–Science from Environmental Science & Technology 2013
  • Arcadis/AEESP Frontier in Research Award (2012)
  • Fellow, University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment (2012-)
  • Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium Participant, National Academy of Engineering, 2011
  • George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Research (2011)
  • 1st Place Montgomery-Watson-Harza Consulting Engineers/AEESP Master’s Thesis Award for Peter O. Steen’s Thesis (2010)
  • Joseph T. and Rose S. Ling Professor in Civil Engineering (2009-)
  • ASCE Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Environmental Engineering
  • Associate Fellow, University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute for Digital  Simulation and Advanced Computation
  • Associate Editor and editorial board member of Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (2004-2012)
  • Associate Editor, Chemosphere, Science for Environmental Technology section (2007-2010)
  • Excellence in Review Award from the journal Environmental Science and Technology (2005)
  • 1st Place Montgomery-Watson-Harza Consulting Engineers/AEESP Master’s Thesis Award for Jennifer L. Packer’s Thesis (2003)
  • Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik and Associates Undergraduate Faculty Award (2003)
  • MFES Minnesota Young Engineer/Young Science & Technology Professional of the Year (2003)
  • ASCE Minnesota Section Young Engineer of the Year (2003)
  • CH2M Hill/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award (2000)