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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.