Biology Professor Receives 40 Under 40 Recognition by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Courtesy of Morgan State University

Samendra Sherchan, Ph.D, associate professor of Biology from the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS), named to the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists® (AAEES) 40 Under 40 Recognition Program. AAEES serves the environmental engineering and environmental science professions and encourages ongoing development within the field through a variety of enrichment activities including workshops and seminars, sponsored lecture series, university accreditation, cultivating talent pipelines by engaging students and young professionals.

The recognition was given to Dr. Sherchan, an environmental health microbiologist, in appreciation of his dedication to notable achievements in environmental science or environmental engineering. He shares the honor with 22 colleagues, who were also chosen by a panel of previous award winners who considered both professional accomplishments and civic/philanthropy efforts.

As Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University, Morgan faculty and students are active participants in the research and scientific community. Dr. Sherchan reflects this commitment through his research on water quality, emerging contaminants, risk assessment, water treatment and challenges associated with safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. Through research efforts like those conducted by Dr. Sherchan, Morgan furthers its path toward achieving R1 (“very high research”) Carnegie classification.

Congratulations to Dr. Sherchan on being chosen for the 40 Under 40 Recognition Program’s first class, embodying Morgan core values of LeadershipInnovation and Excellence.