Dr. Eric M.V. Hoek, 2022 Clarke Prize Laureate

NWRI is pleased to announce that the 2022 Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize laureate is Eric M. V. Hoek, a professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Hoek is also a Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Director of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, which is a UCLA campus-wide initiative in partnership with the City and County of Los Angeles to help LA become the world’s most sustainable megacity by 2050. Hoek’s NanoMeTeR Lab at UCLA explores the union of nanomaterials and membrane technology for water, energy, human health, and environmental applications.

Dr. Hoek received the 29th Clarke Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Water Science and Technology and gave the 2022 Clarke Prize Lecture at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, California, on the evening of October 22, 2022.

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