Clinton has named Garrick E. Louis, a U.Va. assistant professor
of systems engineering,
as a recipient of the fifth annual Presidential Early Career Award
for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the
United States government on young researchers at the outset of
their careers. Louis received his award with 58 other recipients
during an Oct. 24 ceremony at the White House.
studies the uses of environmental policy to promote sustainable
regional economic development. His specialty is capacity assurance
for municipal sanitation infrastructure, including solid waste,
waste water/sewage treatment, water supply, and the role these
play in development.
received his award for developing a research and educational program
in integrated municipal sanitation systems, which could impact
the delivery of basic municipal services, domestically and internationally.
Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Louis holds a Ph.D. in engineering
and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University, a master's
degree in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Howard University.
He came to the University of Virginia in 1997.
Presidential Early Career Awards were established by President
Clinton in 1996 to recognize some of the nation's finest junior
scientists and engineers and to maintain U.S. leadership across
the frontiers of scientific research. The young scientists and
engineers receive up to a five-year research grant to further
their study in support of critical government missions.