Dr. Daniel Zitomer, interim chair and professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering and director of the Water Quality Center, was recently named as a Water Environment Federation Fellow. The prestigious Fellow designation recognizes achievements, stature and contributions to the water profession.
“Dr. Zitomer continues to show great leadership in his research and field, setting himself apart as an expert in the water profession,” said Dr. Kristina Ropella, Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering. “On behalf of the faculty, staff and students in the Opus College, we’re thrilled to congratulate Dr. Zitomer on this well-deserved designation.”
WEF is a not-for-profit technical and education organization of 34,000 individual members and 75 affiliated member associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF Fellows are recognized in various areas of expertise, including design, education, operations, regulation, research, utility management and leadership.
Zitomer’s areas of expertise are education and industrial/municipal wastewater management. He is an expert on biotechnology for waste treatment as well as renewable energy with a focus in anaerobic biotechnology. Zitomer is currently active in research as the Marquette University site director of the National Science Foundation Water Equipment and Policy Research Center and in professional leadership as a member of the executive board of the WEF affiliated member association, the Central States Water Environment Association.
“WEF Fellows have significant professional accomplishments and have made contributions toward preserving and enhancing the global water environment,” WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill said. “The Federation is pleased to recognize Dr. Zitomer for his impact on clean water and the profession.”
The 2017 WEF Fellows were recognized during WEF’s 90th annual technology exhibition and conference earlier this month in Chicago.