ASCE has honored Lutgarde Raskin, Ph.D., with the 2023 Simon W. Freese Environmental Engineering Award and Lecture for her extraordinary accomplishments in using fundamental scientific principles and current research findings to solve the most challenging environmental problems.

Raskin is the Altarum /ERIM Russell O’Neal professor of engineering at the University of Michigan. She has served or serves as research advisor for 17 postdoctoral, 26 doctoral, and 65 master’s students. Raskin was recently elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and awarded the UM Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award.

She is also an associate editor for Environmental Science & Technology and on the editorial or advisory board of five other journals. Currently she serves on the Board of Directors of AEESP.

The Simon W. Freese Environmental Engineering Award and Lecture is awarded to a distinguished environmental engineer whom the ASCE executive director will invite to deliver a lecture at a given meeting of the Society.