Yuefeng Xie, Professor of Environmental Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, has been elected a fellow of International Water Association (IWA). IWA Fellows are “an elite group of global water professionals with international recognition and renown for their guidance and leadership in the world of water science, technology and management as it continues to evolve”. A total of 130 members have been elected as IWA fellows since the Fellows Programme was instituted in 2010.
Xie, founding president of Chinese-American Professors in Environmental Engineering and Science (CAPEES), is internationally known for his work in disinfection byproduct analysis and control, small water systems and professional training. He has won several national and international awards, including Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at University of Lethbridge in Canada and “Thousand Talents Program” Chair Professorship at Tsinghua University in China.
Dr. Jianpeng Zhou, CAPEES President for 2011, has been elected the Chair of Civil Engineering Department, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – Edwardsville. His initial appointment started January 1, 2012 and will last for 3 years. Under his leadership CAPEES had built strong relationship with AEESP, and planed many activities including jointly working with AEESP on research and education activities and co-hosting the eighth International Conference on Sustainable Water Environment in Beijing in summer 2012. Dr. Zhou also serves as the Chair of CAPEES Board of Directors in 2012.