In Memoriam: Dr. Ross E. McKinney

Tuesday, September 28, 2021


On the Passing of Ross E. McKinney, Ph.D., N.T. Veatch Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas

It is with deep regret that we announce that AEESP Lifetime member Dr. Ross E. McKinney passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the age of 95.  Dr. ross was an Emeritus Professor of Civil, Evvironmental, and Architectural engineering and is best known for his contributions to the biological engineering of wastewater treatment.  Dr. Ross received his Sc.D. in Sanitary Engineering from MIT in 1951 and later joined its faculty before relocating to Lawrence, Kansas to serve on the faculity at the University of Kansas, School of Engineering from 1960 until his retirement in 1993.  Dr. Ross was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1977 for "contributions to the development of biological wastewater treatment processes and to the advancement of the environmental engineering profession."

Click here for more on the life and legacy of Professor Emeritus Ross McKinney courtesy of the Raleigh News & Observer and Legacy.com.  The AEESP community sends its deepest condolences to the family of Dr. McKinney.

Those interested in donating towards his endowed Ross E. McKinney professorship at KU may click here or mail contributions to:

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KU Endowment
P.O. Box 928
Lawrence, KS 66044-9950