Yongheng Huang receives prestigious water quality award

Photo of Dr. Yongheng Huang receiving the Rudolfs MedalDr. Yongheng Huang (pictured on the left), associate professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the prestigious Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal from the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international not-for-profit technical and educational water quality organization.

The award was presented during a ceremony at the organization’s 86th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference in October in Chicago.

The Rudolfs Medal was established in 1949 and is named after Willem Rudolfs, an active WEF member and primary force in industrial waste research. This award recognizes noteworthy accomplishments in any aspect of industrial waste management research published in WEF or WEF Member Association periodicals.

Huang joined the Texas A&M faculty in 2006 and is a registered professional engineer in Nebraska. He earned a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from Tongji University in China, a master's degree in environmental engineering from Tsinghua University in China, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in civil engineering. His research interests are in membrane technology for water treatment; environmental remediation technology; the movement of waterborne contaminants in surface and subsurface environments. 

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