Weindorf joins Composting Council Research & Education Foundation Board
By: Norman Martin
An internationally-recognized soil scientist with Texas Tech University's Department of Plant and Soil Science has been named to the U.S. Composting Council Research & Education Foundation's Board of Trustees. David Weindorf currently serves as a Research Faculty Fellow with Tech's Office of Research and Innovation, and is the university's BL Allen Endowed Chair of Pedology.
Established in 1992, the foundation supports initiatives that enhance the stature and practices of the composting industry by supporting scientific research, increasing awareness, and educating practitioners and the public to advance environmentally and economically sustainable organics recycling.
The philanthropic arm of the U.S. Composting Council, the Reston, Virginia-based foundation is a catalyst for advancement of composting technologies, practices, and beneficial uses that support resource conservation and economic and environmental sustainability.
Recent honors for Weindorf include being named a Fulbright Specialist by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (2017). The program included a trip to the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in West Bengal, India, where he shared his soil science expertise and conducted collaborative research and provided training to IIT [Indian Institute of Technology] scientists on advanced soil spectroscopy analysis.
Earlier this year he was recognized as a fellow by the Soil Science Society of America, the highest honor the SSSA bestows. He also received the SSSA's Presidential Award for influencing soil science so greatly that the impact of his efforts will be enduring on the future of soil science. As a member of the SSSA, Weindorf has served as the 2016 Pedology section chair and as a past editor of Soil Horizons.
Weindorf, who earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Texas Tech, is an expert on the use of proximal sensors for pedological and environmental quality assessment, working overseas and particularly in Eastern Europe. His research focuses on the development and application of new technologies in field soil survey, land use management and planning, remote sensing, environmental quality assessment, compost science and international translational soil taxonomy.
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