A headshot of Alan Stone outdoors.
Alan Stone

Alan Stone, a professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering and an affiliate researcher at the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology was awarded the Charles O’Melia Distinguished Educator Award from the Association of Environmental Engineers and Science Professors Foundation (AEESP). The award recognizes the significant contributions of Professor O’Melia to environmental engineering education. It goes to an environmental engineering or science professor who has a record of excellent teaching in the classroom and through graduate student advising, significant research achievements that have contributed to environmental engineering knowledge, and an outstanding record of influence through mentoring of former students and colleagues.

“Receipt of the award has been an opportunity to reflect upon Charlie O’Melia’s role as mentor and friend in my career. He always encouraged us to put student needs first,” says Stone.

Professor Charles R. O’Melia (1934-2010) had a major role in the education of hundreds of students who studied environmental sciences and engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the University of North Carolina, and Johns Hopkins University. He was a preeminent teacher and was considered one of the leading researchers in water and wastewater treatment, aquatic colloid chemistry, and modeling of natural and engineered systems. Dr. O’Melia received numerous awards throughout his distinguished career including election to the National Academy of Engineering in 1989.