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Adjunct Looney received the Donald A. Orth Lifetime Award of Merit

November 25, 2015

Dr. Brian Looney, an adjunct professor in EEES, received the Donald A. Orth Lifetime Award of Merit from the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). During his tenure at SRNL, Looney developed and deployed numerous environmental characterization, remediation, and monitoring technologies. He has advanced a conceptual framework that defines environmental target zones based on their chemical and physical characteristics and how the conditions change in space and time. The resulting environmental “ovals” concept has been used nationwide to evaluate and match technologies to difficult environmental challenges. He is known in the remediation field for the 1500-page, two-volume book, Vadose Zone: Science and Technology Solutions, edited by Looney and Dr. Ronald Falta (Professor in EEES) in 2000. The book was recognized by U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz as the leading research on vadose zone remediation.