(WESTERVILLE, OH — October 23, 2013) Dr. Chunmiao Zheng, a professor of hydrogeology at the University of Alabama, has received the 2013 M. King Hubbert Award from the National Ground Water Association for major science contributions to the knowledge of groundwater.
The award will be presented this December at the 2013 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
Among Zheng’s many achievements in groundwater science is the development of the MT3D/MT3DMS contaminant transport model, which has become an industry standard since the 1990s.
Zheng started with the University of Alabama in 1993 as an assistant professor and in 2010 was named as the George Lindahl III Endowed Professor of Hydrogeology. He also is a professor and director of the Center for Water Research at Peking University in Beijing, China.
Prior to his hiring at the University of Alabama, Zheng worked as a hydrogeologist at S.S. Papadopulos & Associates Inc. in Bethesda, Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in hydrogeology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
NGWA, a nonprofit organization composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals — contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers — is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. NGWA’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association that advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water.
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