Congratulations to Dr. Paul Johnson, who was awarded Brown and Caldwell’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Battelle’s Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds in May. Dr. Johnson has led several SERDP and ESTCP projects addressing vapor intrusion risk assessment and remediation of dense non-aqueous phase liquid contamination. His groundbreaking work has formed the basis for many widely applied remediation technologies and the related regulatory guidance.

Dr. Johnson is the dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. In addition to his faculty duties, Dr. Johnson served on the National Research Council Committee on Future Options for Management in the Nation’s Subsurface Remediation Effort. He also served as editor for the National Ground Water Association’s journal, Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation, from 2003 through 2011. He is the author or co-author of more than 70 scientific publications and articles, 14 books and monographs, and more than 100 presentations, and he holds 12 patents.