Dr. Lilia A. Abron

Dr. Abron is the Founder, President and CEO of PEER Consultants, PC. After completed a BS in Chemistry at Lemoyne College, she came to Washington University in St. Louis for her MS study in Sanitary Engineering. Then, she went to the University of Iowa and became the first African-American woman in the nation to receive a doctorate in chemical engineering. In 1978, she became the founder and CEO of PEER Consultants, PC, an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Washington DC. She serves on the Board of Registration of Professional Engineers for the District of Columbia and the Engineering Advisory Board for the National Science Foundation. In 1995, Abron founded Peer Africa with the mission of building energy-efficient homes in post-apartheid South Africa. Dr. Abron has been bestowed the highest honors from many professional organizations – Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), election to National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Fellow, to name a few. As of January 2021, she became President of The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES). 

Series presenters

  • 2023, Dr. Russell Ford, Global Drinking Water & Reuse Solutions Director, Jacobs