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George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Distinguished Scientific Research
Dionysios D. Dionysiou
Biomedical, Chemical and
College of Engineering &
Applied Science, University
As a native of the Island of Cyprus, Dionysios (Dion) D.
Dionysiou, PhD, UC environmental engineering professor, knows
firsthand the value of water. Thus, he has devoted his career to
addressing the need to secure enough clean, drinkable water in arid
countries and the developing world.
The Herman Schneider Professor of Environmental Engineering and
Graduate Program Director in the College of Engineering and Applied
Science has worked on more than 50 water quality projects and his
research has received millions of dollars in funding from national
and international organizations including the National Science
Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, U.S. Geological Survey, The National
Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine/U.S. Agency for
International Development, The Ohio Sea Grant, and DuPont. Dionysiou
has collaborated with several universities and has received many
prestigious awards in the fields of water quality, treatment and
sanitation, such as the ARCADIS/Association of Environmental
Engineering and Science Professors Frontier in Research Award.
Dionysiou is a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and
served as Program Chair of the Division of Environmental Chemistry
from 2008 to 2016. He is currently serving as chair-elect of the ACS
Division of Environmental Chemistry. He is a leading member of
Sustainable Solutions Laboratories, the Center of Sustainable Urban
Engineering, and the Drinking Water, Water Supply, Quality, and
Treatment, and Environmental Nanotechnology Laboratories.
As the author or co-author of more than 310 refereed journal
publications, over 86 conference proceedings, 29 book chapters
publications, 24 editorials, and more than 550 presentations,
Dionysiou is considered to be “among the top 1 percent of
scientists/engineers in the field of advanced oxidation processes,”
states Virender Sharma, PhD, director of the Program for Environment
and Sustainability, Texas A&M. Dionysiou has edited several books,
is editor of three prestigious journals and is an editorial board
member of more than 10 journals. Dionysiou holds an impressive H
factor of >63 with more than 13,000 citations of his work, further
attesting to his high impact on the field.