Professor Bill Burgos named distinguished alumnus by alma mater

January 24, 2023

By Mary Fetzer

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Bill Burgos, professor of environmental engineering at Penn State, has been selected for induction as a member of the Academy of Distinguished Alumni for the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. Alumni are selected for their career accomplishments and contributions to the profession of civil engineering, according to Virginia Tech’s website.

Burgos received three degrees from Virginia Tech: his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1989, his master’s degree in environmental engineering in 1990 and his doctorate in environmental engineering in 1995. His research interests include bioremediation of soil, sediment and groundwater; integrative hydrobiogeochemistry; biological metal oxidation in coal mine drainage; and environmental impacts of shale gas development. In 2019, the American Chemical Society (ACS) recognized Burgos with the Excellence in Review Award, Environmental Science & Technology Letters, for exemplary peer review services to the ACS journal. He is also an affiliate researcher with the Institutes of Energy and the Environment at Penn State.

The induction ceremony will take place at the Virginia Tech Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Achievement Banquet on March 23 in Blacksburg, Virginia.


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