Dr. Halff’s legacy is one of distinguished service to his profession. In 1981, he was named by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers as “Texas Engineer of the Year.” He is a Fellow and Honorary Member of the Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In 1984, was awarded the “Award of Honor,” the highest award of the ASCE Texas Section.
In 2004, Dr. Halff was awarded the School of Engineering “Hall of Leaders” award from his beloved alma mater, SMU. He holds 13 patents on engineering advances, including innovations in desalinization, water treatment, industrial waste treatment and ion exchange.