The Professional Environmental Engineer of the Year award is designed to promote excellence and the Environmental Engineering profession within the community at large, and to encourage recognition of environmental engineering.
This award is an annual national award for an outstanding senior environmental engineer who would be expected to be at (or near) the peak of his or her career, and a good role model for younger members of the profession.
In summary, the Professional Environmental Engineer of the Year award is designed to:
The recipient will be a highly respected member of the College and a role model for young members.
The following criteria are used to assess applicants:
Nominees must be:
You must provide the following with your submission:
FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Dr Raj Kurup is a multi-award winning chartered environmental engineer (WA Engineer of the Year 2020 and included in Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers – 2017 & 2019) with 30+ years of professional experience. As CEO of Environmental Engineers International and Adjunct Professor at UWA and Murdoch University, Raj has undertaken award-winning research, development, and implementation of anerobic digestion, nutrient removal, circular economy, and industrial wastewater treatment projects. Raj has authored several books, journal papers, secured many patents, and provided keynote lectures for several international conferences. Raj has successfully implemented the first full-scale anammox wastewater treatment plant for nutrient removal in Australia in 2010. Raj was chair of the WA Society for Environmental Engineering (technical society of environmental college 2003-2006); chair of the SSEE 07 (2005–07), editor of the EA Journal The Environmental Engineer (2008-2012), and national board member of the environmental college (2010-11), S.Eng (2006-12).