Arthur C. Stern Award for Distinguished Paper

Established in 2013, the Arthur C. Stern Award for Distinguished Paper is given annually to an author(s) for an outstanding contribution to the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (JA&WMA) in the fields of air and waste management. The award is based on the publication of a paper in the Journal that has greatly advanced science and technology; is technical, scientific, or management in nature, while advancing the mission of JA&WMA; and is considered to be a substantial contribution toward improving our understanding of air pollution and waste management problems, their impact on environment and health, and the use of sustainable practices in reducing our environmental footprint. There is no publication date limitation for this award, any previously published JA&WMA paper is eligible, and it is open to both members and nonmembers of the Association. Critical review papers and discussion papers published in the Journal are not eligible for this award.

Arthur C. Stern (1909–1992) was a long time member and past president of the Air Pollution Control Association (APCA), a forerunner of A&WMA. He made major contributions to JA&WMA and his books on air pollution control are well-recognized nationally and internationally.

Nomination Procedure
The nominator should summarize the significant methods and findings of the paper, demonstrating the impact and importance of the paper in the air pollution or waste management fields, and submit the nomination package to the attention of the Committee Chair, Dr. S.T. Rao (JA&WMA Editor-in-Chief), at, no later than September 15, 2017. The winner will be announced in December 2017.

Committee Members
S.T. Rao (Chair), JA&WMA Editor-in-Chief
David Chock, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Bruce B. Hicks, Metcorps
Thomas Overcamp, Clemson University
Armistead (Ted) Russell, Georgia Institute of Technology
Past Recipients
2017 Jennifer Wilcox, Erdem Sasmaz, and Abby Kirchofer, and Sang-Sup Lee: "Heterogeneous Mercury Reaction Chemistry on Activated Carbon" (J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc. 2011: DOI 10.3155/1047-3289.61.4.418.

2016 Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, L.-W. Antony Chen, M.C. Oliver Chang, Norman F. Robinson, Dana Trimble, and Steven Kohl: “The IMPROVE_A Temperature Protocol for Thermal/Optical Carbon Analysis: Maintaining Consistency with a Long-Term Database" (J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc. 2007; DOI 0.3155/1047-3289.57.9.1014.

2015 Eugene Kim, Philip K. Hopke, and Eric S. Edgerton: “Source Identification of Atlanta Aerosol by Positive Matrix Factorization” (J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc. 2003, 53 (6); DOI 10.1080/10473289.2003.10466209).

2014 Yonghua Yang and Eric R. Allen*: “Biofiltration Control of Hydrogen Sulfide 1. Design and Operational Parameters” (J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc. 1994, 44 (7) 863-868; DOI 10.1080/1073161X.1994.10467287),

2013 William P.L. Carter: “Development of Ozone Reactivity Scales for Volatile Organic Compounds” (J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc. 1994, 44 (7): 881-899; DOI:10.1080/1073161X.1994.10467290).

* Deceased