Michael Aitken, PhD, chair of the Department of
Environmental Sciences and Engineering, has been selected as a Board-certified
member of the American
Academy of Environmental Engineers®
(AAEE). Dr. Aitken joins Dr. Phil Singer and Dr. Francis DiGiano, also
professors in the department, as recipients of this recognition.
Photograph of Michael Aitken, PhD
Of his colleague, DiGiano says, "Dr. Aitken's combined
academic career at UNC--which advances practice and prior experience as a
consulting engineer for Malcolm Pirnie Engineers, a very highly respected
firm--makes him a fitting recipient for AAEE certification and acknowledges [Aitken's]
proficiency in the practice of environmental engineering."
AAEE certification "also confirms once again our
department's leading role in supplying top-notch graduates to the practice
world and provides more opportunities to interface with the needs of our
profession," DiGiano added.
The American Academy of Environmental Engineers is a
specialty certification board and professional society for environmental
engineers dedicated to improving the quality of environmental engineering
practice. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland,
it annually certifies between 100 and 200 environmental engineers of proven
quality from around the world in one or more of seven specialties of practice.
The accredited program was established in 1955 and requires at least eight
years of experience. The Academy also provides leadership in the accreditation
of curricula and the dissemination of information to the public and the
profession. For more information, access
the Academy's website at www.aaee.net.
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