Greg Heiland was name as the recipient of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology 2018 Robert L. Mielke Award, on May 2nd, 2018. This award is given for his efforts to recruit subject matter experts for working groups to ensure that recommended practices retain technical accuracy and relevance to current markets, and for his willingness to volunteer for multiple roles in working groups and conference presentations.
The significance of the award is grounded in what Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) contributes to critical environment practices, policies, processes, and guidelines. IEST is the leading technical, nonprofit membership association that connects professionals who deal with controlled environments. IEST offers technical guidance through International Standards, Recommended Practices, and education programs developed by experts in the fields of contamination control, environmental testing, and nanotechnology facilities. Greg Heiland being a preeminent member and contributor.