Monahan to Receive Distinguished Service Award from CASE

Rocky Hill, CT  The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) will present a CASE award for Distinguished Service to its member Edward C. Monahan for his outstanding leadership within the Academy, specifically for significant contributions through his 12 years of service as the CASE Bulletin Executive Editor for Science. The CASE Governing Council created the Distinguished Service Award in 2010 to honor members who have provided outstanding service to the Academy. CASE will present the award at its 41st Annual Meeting and Dinner on Tuesday, May 24th at the University of New Haven.

Monahan was elected to CASE in 1999 and has served as Executive Editor for Science of the quarterly CASE Bulletin from 2004 to 2016. He is the longest serving Executive Editor in the history of the publication, having exceeded the previous record of 10 years. He retires from this role effective this spring. During his service, he provided expert scientific and technical advice, assisted in the selection of the feature articles, and reviewed each issue for quality and to ensure that information of interest to the Bulletin readership was included and understandable to individuals with a wide range of backgrounds. In this role, Professor Monahan also regularly participated in quarterly meetings of the Academy’s Governing Council. He has also served as a study committee member on the CASE – Long Island Sound Symposium: A Study of Benthic Habitats (2004).

Ed received a PhD from MIT, a DSc from the National University of Ireland, and is a Fellow of both the American Meteorological Society and the Acoustical Society of America. His research activities continue to center on investigations of those physical processes involved in air-sea exchange. He has greatly enhanced the understanding of the role of bubbles in mediating the air-sea exchange of sea-salt, moisture, heat, and gases, and while doing so has pointed out the significance of these air-sea interactions in the maintenance of the climate on earth.

For 20 years, he was the Director of the Connecticut Sea Grant Program at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point, and in retirement, currently serves as the Chairman of the Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority.


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