Cusick wins AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

8/11/2014 9:31:00 AM

Assistant Professor Roland Cusick was awarded the 2014 Paul V. Roberts/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for his Ph.D. dissertation work on “Nutrient and Heat Recovery from Waste Streams Using Microbial Electrochemical Technologies.”

This annual award from the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors is given in recognition of a rigorous and innovative doctoral thesis that advances the science and practice of water quality engineering for engineered or natural systems. Cusick’s work involved the development of two new METs to enhance the sustainability of wastewater treatment. 

“This is a most deserved recognition,” CEE Interim Department Head Benito Mariñas said. “We are very proud to have Roland as part of our faculty.”

Cusick earned his B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Riverside (2005), and holds an M.S. (2010) and Ph.D. (2013) in Environmental Engineering, both from the Pennsylvania State University. He began teaching at CEE in 2014.

The award will be presented at the WEFTEC Conference in New Orleans, La., on September 29, 2014.