Dr. Ir. Ron McDowall receives IPENZ Supreme Technical Award for Sustainability and Clean Technology

31 March 2010

Ron McDowall IPENZ Fukert Award 2010

Dr. Ron McDowall, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland Business School and founding member of NZSSES, has been awarded the 2010 Furket Award for Sustainability and Clean Technology by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand.

Dr. McDowall is an international expert in applying engineering management expertise to clean up sites contaminated by toxic chemical waste. He has been designated Chief Technical Scientist/Engineer for the United Nations Environment Programme for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and obsolete pesticide management, developing standards now in use worldwide. He is a member of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel of the Global Environmental Facility and is a major contributor to the Basel Conferences of Parties.

A Chartered Professional engineer and member of the International Professional Engineers register, Dr. McDowall is also a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management, a Fellow of IPENZ and a professional member of the Royal Society.

“Ron has been a leading promoter of good practice in sustainability engineering” says IPENZ Chief Executive, Andrew Cleland.

Ron was instrumental in setting up both the International Centre for Sustainability Engineering and Research at the University of Auckland and the New Zealand Society for Sustainability Engineering and Science. He has also been a strong advocate to young engineers on the importance of keeping an engineer’s journal.

Article courtesy of Rebecca Adams, Communications Manager, IPENZ