Schnoor Named Recipient of Einstein Professorship

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Chinese Academy of Sciences has named Jerald L. Schnoor, Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, a 2013 recipient of an Einstein Professorship.

As a condition of the award, Schnoor, a civil and environmental engineering professor, will visit China May 13-23 to deliver the following three lectures:

—May 15, "Water Sustainability in a Changing World," at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.

—May 17, "Phytoremediation—Using Plants to Help Clean the Environment," at Xian.

—May 20, "Intelligent Digital Watersheds," at Guiyang.

---May 22, "Water Sustainability in a Changing World," at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The academy annually awards Einstein Professorships worldwide to 20 distinguished international scientists actively working at the frontiers of science and technology for the purpose of lecturing, leading workshops, and interacting with faculty and students for one or two weeks in China. The goals of the program include strengthening ties between awardees and Chinese scientists and enhancing the training of future Chinese scientists.

A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Schnoor also serves as research engineer at IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, co-director of the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, and editor-in-chief of the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

In addition, he is a professor of occupational and environmental health in the College of Public Health and researcher in the Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing.

An internationally recognized expert in the fields of water quality monitoring, aquatic chemistry, and climate change, Schnoor has testified before Congress on several occasions and currently leads the UI Initiative on Water Sustainability.