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Carl E. Adams Jr.

After receiving his undergraduate (BE’65) and master’s (MS’66) degrees at Vanderbilt, Carl E. Adams Jr. completed his Ph.D. in environmental health engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. Today he is a principal at ENVIRON, an environmental consulting firm based in Brentwood, Tenn.

Adams is considered one of the leading international experts in industrial wastewater management. He has consulted on more than 1,000 domestic and foreign industrial wastewater management projects and is the author of more than 100 technical publications and presentations and co-author and editor of four books and several engineering manuals regarding industrial wastewater treatment design and management.

In 2005 Adams was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. He and his wife, Nan, live in Nashville. They have three children, Carl, Preston Davis and Kaitlin.