Radisav D. Vidic, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, F.ASCE, the William Kepler Whiteford Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Vidic’s professional expertise is in the area of physical/chemical unit processes for water, wastewater, and air treatment; his research is focused on advancing the applications of surface science in environmental engineering by providing fundamental understanding of molecular-level interactions at interfaces. His current research efforts are aimed at developing new and more sustainable water and wastewater treatment technologies, optimizing water and solid waste management for sustainable development of unconventional (shale) gas resource, and reuse of impaired waters.
Vidic has published over 300 journal papers, conference proceedings, and reports on these topics, with more than 10,000 citations in scientific literature and an h-index of 51 (Google Scholar). His research on the reuse of impaired waters for cooling systems in coal-fired power plants was awarded the 2013 University Research Grand Prize by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.
Other professional accolades include Professional Research Award from the Pennsylvania Water Environment Federation for his research accomplishments and dedication to the profession, Fulbright Scholar, Professor of the Year Award by the ASCE Pittsburgh Section, US EPA Science Advisory Board for the Review of Hydraulic Fracturing Study, Who’s Who in Energy by Business Times, Water Environment Federation Award in Graduate Division, and SSOE BOV Faculty Award.