Steven Eisenreich RHS

Profile Updated: September 7, 2019
Residing In: Wezembeek Oppem (Brussels) Belgium
Occupation: Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Brussels, BE
Children: Zoi, born 1995; Alexa, born 1999
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UW-Madison, PhD, 1975
UofMn-Mpls, Professor, 1975-95
Rutgers University, Professor and Chair, 1995-2001
European Commission's Joint Research Center, Head of Depts. on Water, and Chemicals, Ispra Italy and Brussels, Belgium, 2001-12.
VUB, Professor, hydrology and environmental chemistry.
Brussels BE, 2013- present

School Story:

After leaving Regis, I taught at the Northwestern Military and Naval Academy for 8 mos in Lake Geneva, WI, then proceeded to work on an MS in Analytical Chemistry at UW-Milwaukee, which I received in 1972. After, I received a PhD from the UW-Madison in 1975 in Water Chemistry/Environmental Chemistry. I became immediately an assistant professor in environmental engineering sciences at the UMN in Mpls in Sept 1975 where I stayed in one capacity or another for 20 years (senior professor, Director of the Gray Freshwater Biological Institute). In 1995 I took on the Position of Chair and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University in NJ not far from NYC. In 2001, I joined the research arm of the European Commission in Ispra, Italy on the shores of Lago Maggiore where I led a 70 member research group on water science, and later led the European Chemicals Bureau (ECB) of course on chemicals science and policy. On a trip back to Rutgers in Sept. 2001 I found myself in Northern NJ directly across from Manhattan at 9:00 AM when the WTC was hit by two airplanes and witnessed the ensuing events. What an experience this was and continued to be over the next days. I was on the first plane out of JFK to Europe 4 days later.

In 2008, I transferred to the EC's HQs in Brussels. Belgium serving as science advisor to the Joint Research Center and was main author of the organisation strategy to 2020. I retired from the European Commission in Oct 2012, and soon became Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Brussels where I was elected to the faculty in Hydrology, and to the faculty in Analytical, Environmental and Geo-Chemistry where I am today.
I married a Greek woman (from Athens) in 1994, we have two lovely girls, Zoi and Alexia, we live in a close-in suburb of Brussels, and have a lovely modern home in Greece in a village of Avlaki with clear views of 270 degrees overlooking the Aegean/Mediterranean Sea.

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Greetings all my RHS classmates. I am still in Brussels, BE having sold my large house in the suburbs and moved to a Brussels residential area only mins from the city center overlooking a huge green space. My oldest daughter, Zoi, has graduated from university in Thessaloniki (YES IN GR) in Psychology and now is headed to a MS at Sheffield University. My youngest daughter, Alexia, will start her third year at Bristol University in UK in Physiology in the Medical Sciences faculty (Brexit notwithstanding!). I am still managing full time professorship at the Free University Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) in water resources (management, chemistry, quality). Having great fun and managing to be healthy, even at 72 years old on 9/9. This time of year is always emotional for me as I was in NYC area on Hudson River across fro the Twin Trade Towers as the towers were struck on a beautiful sunny early day on 9/11. I was trapped in the area for 5 days before getting a flight form JFK back to Europe. I wish all of my former classmates great health and happiness.

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Hi Jeff, Glad that you are coming to reunion. You have had a full and interesting life that seem to be getting fuller! I will ber at Wild Ridge but not at Plaza on Sat probably due to other family responsibilities.

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