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Yuefeng Xie, professor of environmental engineering in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, has been appointed as a member of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s drinking water committee.

The committee provides advice to the EPA administrator, through the Science Advisory Board, on the technical aspects of EPA’s national drinking water standards program. Xie was appointed for his expertise in physical, chemical and biological water treatment processes and emerging contaminants.

Xie is internationally known for his work in drinking water treatment processes and water quality, especially in disinfection byproducts and small water systems, and has written and edited three books on disinfection byproducts, as well as served as associate editor and board member of international journals.

Xie has received the Fulbright Scholar Award from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board; a 2009 Special Recognition Award from the Pennsylvania American Water Works Association; the Professional Research Award from the Pennsylvania Water Environmental Association; and the 2016 Faculty Outreach Award from Penn State.