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New book by George Pinder on the physics of flow in porous media

Release Date: 08-21-2008

Author: Dawn Marie Densmore
Phone: Array Fax: 802-656-8802

Dr. George F. PinderDr. George F. Pinder has published a new textbook with coauthor William G. Gray entitled, Essentials of Multiphase Flow and Transport in Porous Media (Wiley Publications, 2008). Dr. Pinder is professor of civil and environmental engineering with secondary appointments in mathematics and statistics as well as computer science at UVM's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS).

"Dr. Pinder is an internationally renowned expert and world leader in groundwater modeling," says CEMS Dean Domenico Grasso.

This is the ninth book authored or co-authored by Dr. Pinder, who has published over 100 journal papers in the premier journals of the field. His contributions to scholarly research have led to many honors including: Geological Society of America (GSA) O.E. Meinzer Award; Eminent Scientists Award Medal; American Geophysical Union (AGU) Horton Award; Fellow of Wessex Institute; University of Vermont Scholar; election to AGU Fellow; and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Julian Hinds Award.

In 2007 Pinder was inducted into the Vermont Academy of Scientists and Engineers (VASE), a prestigious lifetime appointment that represents the highest recognition for contributions to science and engineering in Vermont.

Pinder has served as department chair of civil and environmental engineering at Princeton University and dean of UVM's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS). He has graduated 30 PhD students, many of whom are now professors, deans and provosts at major universities.

Pinder was elected by colleagues to serve as president of the hydrology section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and was the founding chair of the groundwater council of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Pinder is also the founding editor of Advances in Water Resources and Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations.

For more information, visit Dr. Pinder's website.