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Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award Reception

Lewis Alumni Center, Pullman, WA 99164

About the event

Long before climate change and sustainability were part of the American consciousness, Thomas Graedel was conducting pioneering research in these fields.


For his contributions to the understanding of atmospheric chemistry and his work to develop the field of industrial ecology, Graedel, professor emeritus and a senior research scientist at Yale University, will receive the 2019 Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award, Washington State University’s highest alumni honor.

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Graedel received his B.S. in chemical engineering from WSU in 1960. He went on to receive a master’s degree in physics from Kent State University and a doctorate in astronomy from the University of Michigan in 1969.

Learn more about this year’s Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus, Thomas Graedel.