Professor Karl Linden was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the UV World Congress, hosted from Sept. 10-13 at the InterContinental Dubai - Festival City hotel in Dubai.
"It was one of the sweetest moments of my career," said Linden, chair of CU Boulder's Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering.
During the event, Jennifer Osgood, president of the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA), called upon those who have worked with Linden, been his student or read his papers to stand.
"Almost the whole room was standing," said Linden, who expressed gratitude to his mentors, colleagues and students. "It was quite overwhelming and humbling. It gave me chills."
The IUVA aims to promote the use of Ultraviolet Technology a leading technology for public health and environmental applications, and to establish itself as the leading authority on the use of Ultraviolet Technology through advocacy within education, industry, research and global public policy sectors.