Alumnus elected to the National Academy of Engineering

John H. Koon, BE’67, MS’69, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to the design of systems to treat chemically complex industrial wastewaters.

John Koon

Koon, P.E., is president of John H. Koon & Associates in Atlanta and professor of the practice of environmental engineering at Georgia Tech. Koon is a board certified environmental engineer, a Water Resources Engineer, Diplomate, and a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

A significant amount of Koon’s experience has involved solving environmental problems in chemically complex systems. He has been a key contributor to significant advances in the technologies used worldwide in the treatment of industrial wastewaters, including groundwaters.

His expertise also includes contaminated site remediation, strategy development, technology evaluations, water quality assessment and permitting.

In addition to his experience in the United State with industry, municipalities and federal facilities, he has worked with industrial clients in Western Europe, Canada, Latin and South America, and the South Pacific.

Koon earned his bachelor of engineering degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in environmental engineering at Vanderbilt, and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Koon will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 6, 2019.