CAPEES-Elsevier Thesis/Dissertation Award

This award will be given in 2023 to recognize one master outstanding thesis and two doctoral dissertations in the field of environmental engineering or science. If no high-quality nomination for the master thesis is available, three doctoral dissertation awards may be given. The evaluation will be based on the quality of the master thesis/doctoral dissertation and the associated scholarly publications. Each recipient will receive an award certificate (or a plaque) and a cash award of $500.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Nominees must be valid student members of CAPEES at the time of nomination. CAPEES membership status is not required for nominators.

  2. Self-nomination is not allowed.

  3. The thesis/dissertation should be officially submitted for degree conferral in calendar year 2022.

  4. Members of the CAPEES Award Committee cannot nominate or evaluate thesis/dissertation from his/her advisees.

Nomination package should include (1) a nomination letter from the nominator (e.g., thesis or dissertation advisor), (2) the official master thesis/doctoral dissertation, (3) copies of three representative journal publications, and (4) a full curriculum vitae of the nominee. To submit a nomination, please use the generic nomination form accessible through this link.

We encourage all eligible CAPEES members to submit your nominations by 02/28/2023. An award committee will be established after the nomination deadline to evaluate the award nomination packages and make award recommendations to the governing committee of CAPEES.


*This award is made possible by the generous support from publisher Elsevier which manages a large portfolio of high-quality academic journals, including many top journals in the field of environmental science and engineering. Many CAPEES members are authors, readers, reviewers, and editors of various Elsevier journals.