May 27, 2011

Dr. Philip Singer

Dr. Philip Singer

The Philip C. Singer Distinguished Professorship of Environmental Sciences and Engineering honors Phil Singer, PhD, and his extraordinary career in research, teaching and service. It also serves as a tribute to the critical contributions Singer has made to the field of drinking-water quality and treatment.

An international expert on drinking water quality, Singer was the Daniel A. Okun Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering from 2002 to 2011. Despite numerous career accolades, he values teaching as his greatest achievement. A hands-on mentor and adviser, he continues to collaborate with former students who are now influential researchers and scholars themselves.

As Singer retired, many colleagues stepped forward to contribute to the fund, which will help attract and support a promising faculty member in environmental sciences and engineering. More than $337,000 has been pledged to date; additional pledges and gifts are welcomed.

For more information about the Singer Professorship, contact Lyne Gamble, director of major and planned gifts at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, at (919) 966- 8368 or

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