MS 1982 in Civil Engineering

Timothy J. Lafond received his master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Iowa

Timothy Lafond

in 1982. After graduation, he briefly worked at PPG as an environmental engineer and then spent more than 30 years of his career at SC Johnson and Johnson Controls where he was instrumental in the development of environmental programs that led to both companies receiving the World Environmental Center’s Gold Medal for Excellence. In 2013, Timothy was awarded the W. Wesley Eckenfelder, Jr. Industrial Waste Treatment Medal from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists for a stormwater and wastewater treatment system at the Johnson Control Lead Acid Battery Recycling Center in South Carolina. 

Timothy is a devoted member of our engineering community and mentors young adults in Milwaukee and in his hometown of Clinton, Iowa by showing them what is possible with an engineering degree. He also serves as a consulting member for the Responsible Battery Coalition to advance the responsible production, transport, sale, use, reuse, recycling, and resource recovery of batteries. Timothy is a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin.

Timothy J. Lafond will be inducted into the College of Engineering’s Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy which was created to honor University of Iowa engineering alumni for their personal contribution toward engineering achievement, leadership, and service to the profession and to society.