A member of the university community since 1981, Neu’s scholarship advanced the knowledge and understanding of autonomous underwater vehicles and applied computational fluid dynamics of marine vehicles.
A member of the university community since 1976, Boardman’s research and scholarship have contributed greatly to improvements in biological and industrial wastewater treatment. During his career, he received more than $9 million in external research grants and wrote approximately 250 publications.
A member of the university community since 1997, Jahncke was the principal or co-principal investigator on more than 60 competitive and noncompetitive grants and contracts. In the classroom, he was the major or co-major advisor for 11 master’s degree and three Ph.D. students, as well as a committee member for an additional three master’s degree and six Ph.D. students.
A member of the university community since 1978, Freeman was instrumental in the design and establishment of the body systems block course curriculum at the time of the founding of the veterinary college.
A member of the university community since 1986, Heatwole made a significant impact on the improvement of water quality in the Chesapeake Bay through his work to develop and apply geospatial analysis tools for mapping, analysis, and modeling of watershed hydrology and pollutant fate and transport from field to watershed scales.
Peggy Meszaros, the highest-ranking woman in Virginia Tech’s history, died on April 18. At the time of her death, Meszaros held emerita titles for two positions, the William E. Lavery Professor Emerita of Human Development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and Provost Emerita.
While at Virginia Tech, Zweifel was awarded the U.S. Department of Energy’s E. O. Lawrence Medal in 1972 and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 1975. He also was a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
A member of the university community since 1986, Hagedorn made significant contributions to the management of fecal bacteria and viruses in waste treatment and land-based application systems, on the impacts of environmental release of genetically modified microorganisms, and to determining sources of fecal pollution in contaminated water.