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MAE alumnus Sameer Behere (MS ME ’09) won the 2016 Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Energy Innovator of the Year Award. The award was given “for outstanding accomplishments in applying innovative practices, principles and procedures of energy engineering.” The award was presented on Sept 20, 2016 at the World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington DC. Behere was the winner for Region V (AK, AZ, CA, HA, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA). In order to be eligible for the award, one has to be nominated by industry peers and mentors. The committee then selects one individual for the award from hundreds of nominations.