University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) researcher Dr. Eric Betterton recently received two awards for excellence in research and teaching. On March 6, 2012, he was recognized as a Leading Edge Researcher at the 9th Annual Innovation Day at the UA. This event celebrates technology development by highlighting innovative research achievements of student, faculty, and staff. Click here for a video featuring Dr. Betterton and his research on windborne dust.
On March 20, 2012, Dr. Betterton was awarded the Professor Leon and Pauline Blitzer Award for excellence in the teaching of physics and related sciences. The award was established by the Blitzer children to honor the memory of Dr. Blitzer, who spent nearly 70 years associated with the UA physics department. Dr. Betterton presented a lecture, “Earth-Dust, Butt-Dust, Storm-Dust: The pervasive nature of atmospheric aerosols in our lives,” which was followed by a reception.
Dr. Betterton is Department Head of Atmospheric Sciences, and Director of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics. He is Principle Investigator for UA SRP Project #8, “Characterization of wind-blown dust from tailings and other mining operations in the Southwest.”
Congratulations, Eric, and keep up the good work!