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8-24-05

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James C. Hill, chemical and biological engineering, (515) 294-4959

Dennis Smith, Engineering Communications, (515) 294-0267

Mike Krapfl, News Service, (515) 294-4917

Hill named chair of chemical and biological engineering at Iowa State

AMES, Iowa -- University Professor James C. Hill has been named chair of Iowa State University's department of chemical and biological engineering. The appointment by engineering Dean Mark Kushner is effective immediately.

"Jim brings an exciting vision and enthusiasm to the chair's office," Kushner said in announcing Hill's appointment. "His leadership experiences locally, nationally and internationally, and his reputation as a scholar, provide a unique perspective from which to guide the department to even higher levels of achievement."

Hill's research in fluid mechanics focuses on turbulence, transport phenomena, reacting flows and computational fluid dynamics. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, serving on the institute's board of directors from 2001 to 2003. He has also served as vice chair of the U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

Hill has been a keynote speaker and has presented invited papers at more than 100 workshops and symposia in the United States and abroad. He received the George Lappin Award for service to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in 1999 and the Iowa Board of Regents Faculty Excellence Award in 1996. He was named National Outstanding Advisor in 1994 by Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.

Hill received his bachelor's in chemical engineering from Stanford University in 1962 and his doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Washington in 1968. He joined the Iowa State chemical engineering faculty in 1971.

Hill succeeds Charles Glatz who served as department chair since 1997.

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"Jim brings an exciting vision and enthusiasm to the chair's office."

Mark Kushner