Kerry Rowe: Engineering Environmental Solutions
Professor Kerry Rowe has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London (UK) that was founded in 1660 and has included the most eminent scientists and engineers in the world amongst its Fellows. Dr. Rowe is one of only four Canadians, and the world’s only civil engineer, elected to the prestigious institution in 2013.
Dr. Rowe, a former vice-principal (research) at Queen’s, was described by the Royal Society as one of the most distinguished civil engineers of his generation. For 30 years Dr. Rowe has pioneered research that helps design infrastructure to better protect groundwater and the environment, pushing the limits of what can be achieved and making a difference to the world.
During his time as vice-principal, Dr. Rowe was integral in leading the promotion and development of research and training programs at Queen’s. These programs have and will continue to facilitate collaboration between academics, governments and industry on research issues and projects that are advancing the scientific development of this country.
Dr. Rowe has been recognized with many of Canada’s and the world’s highest honours for his work, including: the Killam Prize in Engineering (2004), a Killam Fellowship (2012), a Steacie Fellowship (1989), and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment`s Award of Excellence for Research and Development (1999). He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Royal Academy of Engineering.