Nerenberg appointed to the International Scientific Committee through CEDEUS

Associate Professor Rob Nerenberg has been appointed to the International Scientific Committee through the Academic Committee of the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS).


CEDEUS is funded by the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) and is sponsored by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). The objective of the International Scientific Committee is to bring together leading researchers who increase awareness and strengthen policies relating to sustainable urban development in Chile.

Nerenberg was nominated by Pablo Pastén-González, an associate professor in the Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering at PUC.

“Rob is a well-respected scholar in the area of environmental engineering and water treatment processes,” says Pastén-González. “His strong academic qualifications and experience would provide highly valuable insights that would help us in better fulfilling the mission of CEDEUS.”

Nerenberg’s research focuses on sustainability and urban infrastructure, wastewater treatment, and environmental biotechnology. In the past, he has collaborated with several researchers at PUC and recently instructed a joint course in urban sustainability for students at PUC and the University of Notre Dame. Additionally, Nerenberg has helped in the creation and implementation of a dual degree Ph.D. program at PUC.

“We are thrilled that he will be part of this initiative and we anticipate that his involvement with CEDEUS will be conducive to strengthening the collaboration between Notre Dame and PUC,” says Pastén-González.

As part of this new role, Nerenberg will travel to Chile annually to provide insights and review CEDEUS’ research initiatives.

— Allison Preston, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Originally published by Nina Welding at on April 13, 2018.