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CEE Alumnus Wins Prestigious Blue Planet Prize

Friday, July 12, 2013

Daniel Sperling, CEE '73

Daniel Sperling, '73 CEE graduate is one of two recipients of the 2013 Blue Planet Prize. The prize has been described as the Nobel Prize for the environmental sciences. 

Currently, Sperling is director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis. UC Davis calls Sperling an "international expert on transportation technology, fuels and policy, with a focus on energy and environment." At UC Davis, Sperling established the Institute of Transportation Studies in 1991 when he was a professor Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy.

The prestigious Blue Planet prize, announced by the Asahi Glass Foundation of Tokyo was awarded to Sperling from among 106 other candidates spread over 27 countries. According to a UC Davis press release, the award acknowledges Sperling for his "ability to bring together  and top thinkers and strategists in academic, government and industry to develop new vehicle-and fuels-policy approaches that are models for the world."

Click here to read more about the Blue Planet Prize.

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