IWA Specialist Group on Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering (MEWE) is calling for nominations for the Ardern-Lockett Award 2019

The activated sludge process was invented in 1913-1914 by Mr. Edward Ardern, chemist at the Manchester-Davyhulme wastewater treatment plant, and his co-worker, Mr. William Lockett. Ardern and Lockett understood for the first time the active role of suspension formed during the aeration of wastewater, known now as activated sludge. They introduced a recycle of this suspension formed during the aeration period.

The Ardern-Lockett award recognises outstanding contributions to research and practice in the field of Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering. The award is named after Ardern and Lockett in recognition of the Specialist Group’s strong link to the Activated Sludge process, and investigations into the microbial population dynamics of these systems.

Submissions will be judged by an international evaluation committee comprised of the following members:
- Prof. Mark van Loosdrecht (TU Delft)
- Prof. Xianghua Wen (Tsinghua University)
- Prof. Nancy Love (University of Michigan)
- Prof. Satoshi Okabe (Hokkaido University)
- Prof. Tom Curtis (Newcastle University)

This award will be presented to recipients at the upcoming IWA MEWE 2019 conference, to be held from 17-20 November, 2019 in Hiroshima, Japan.


How to Apply?
To submit your nomination, please complete the nomination application below before 15 July 2019, 23:59 CEST.

Nominations for the award must be made by a current IWA member and can only be submitted through this online form. Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. The winner will be notified by 15 September 2019. Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Required Nomination Documents
  • A motivation letter of max. 250 words (pdf format)
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a complete publication list of the nominee (pdf format)
  • Two (2) supporting letters from scientists affiliated neither with your institution nor with the institution of the nominated candidate (pdf format)
For all enquiries, please contact Ms. Kambiri Cox at kambiri.cox@iwahq.org.

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