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UI's Schnoor named 1998 environmental engineering distinguished lecturer

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jerald L. Schnoor, University of Iowa Foundation Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the UI College of Engineering, has been named the Association of Environmental Engineering Professors (AEEP) Distinguished Lecturer for 1998.

The award is the highest honor bestowed by the AEEP, which includes some 700 North American faculty members and is the only organization of its kind to represent environmental engineering faculty. The annual lectureship is awarded alternately to either a North American professor or a professor from Europe or Japan.

Under the terms of the award, Schnoor, an internationally recognized authority on environmental engineering, will deliver two lectures at about 20 universities across the United States beginning in March. His two lectures, a technical lecture and a general public lecture, respectively, are titled: "Phytoremediation at Hazardous Waste Sites"; and "Eco-Logic: An Environmental Engineering Perspective on Global Change and Sustainable Development." The universities include: California Institute of Technology, University of California at Los Angeles, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Case Western Reserve University, University of Cincinnati, Clemson University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Michigan State University, University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, Rutgers University, University of Texas, Rice University, University of Wisconsin, and the University of Washington.

Schnoor has been a professor at the University of Iowa since 1977. He specializes in water quality modeling, hazardous wastes remediation, and global atmospheric trace gases. He is the co-author of more than 100 journal articles, editor of four books, and author of the popular textbook, Environmental Modeling, published by John Wiley and Sons, 1996. He is an international authority on environmental engineering, having led many international projects, testified before Congress on several occasions, and served as an advisor to William Ruckelshaus, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, on issues involving acid rain.

3/2/98