Established in 2003, the Outstanding Young Alumni award recognizes an undergraduate, masters, and/or doctorate graduate of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. This award is given to an alumnus under the age of 40 who has distinguished him or herself with outstanding service and contributions to the engineering profession and community. For 2022, Dr. Lee Blaney has been named the CAEE Oustanding Young Alumnus.

Lee Blaney is a Professor in the Department of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He holds BS and MS degrees in Environmental Engineering from Lehigh University and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. His research program focuses on the (1) occurrence and fate of contaminants of emerging concern in natural and engineered systems and (2) recovery of nutrients and other resources from waste streams. He is the recipient of the Environmental Science & Technology James J. Morgan Early Career Award, the National Science Foundation Career Award, and the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Award for Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering and Science. He currently serves as Editor of the Journal of Hazardous Materials and Vice President of AEESP.

Dr. Blaney will be honored at this year's Academy of Distinguished Alumni banquet on November 4.