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Nov. 26, 2007

Hornbuckle named Wheeler Faculty Fellow of Engineering

Keri C. Hornbuckle, professor and departmental executive officer of civil and environmental engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, has been appointed Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellow of Engineering.

Hornbuckle, who joined the college in 1998, holds a secondary appointment as professor of occupational and environmental health and is a faculty research engineer at IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering and a researcher at the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research. Her current research interests involve the cycling of persistent organic pollutants in the environment, pollutants associated with agricultural activities, the Great Lakes, and atmospheric deposition and emissions. Her honors include a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award, an International Association for Great Lakes Appreciation Award, and a UI CAREER Development Award.

The Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellowship in Engineering was established in 2003 through a gift to the UI Foundation from the estate of Robert Wheeler and his wife, Virginia. Born in New York in 1922, Wheeler earned a bachelor's degree in 1948, a master's degree in 1949, and a doctorate in 1958, all in civil engineering from the UI College of Engineering. He was a UI instructor in civil engineering from 1953 to 1958 and served as assistant professor from 1958-1961. He later taught at Macalester College, Michigan Technical University, and the University of Akron before retiring from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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