Jerry Schnoor is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (elected in 1999) for his pioneering work using mathematical models in science policy decisions. He testified several times before Congress on environmental protection including the importance of passing the 1990 Clean Air Act. Since 2003, he has served as the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science and Technology, a leading journal in environmental science and engineering. Appointed by Iowa Governor Chester Culver, he chaired the Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council from 2007-2009. He also chaired the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development from 2000-2004; and recently served on the EPA Science Advisory Board and the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council for NIEHS (2007-2011). In 2010, Schnoor received the Simon W. Freese Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for his research and international leadership on water sustainability. In 2013, he was honored as an Einstein Professor by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and lectured throughout China. Jerry’s research interests include water quality modeling, sustainability, phytoremediation, and climate change.