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.
A member of the university community since 1980, Malbon is nationally and internationally known for her literary studies of the Gospel of Mark. She is the author of five books and has edited or coedited five additional books.
A member of the university community since 1973, Ball made significant contributions in the development of a control theory known as robust control, also called H-infinity control, that allows engineers to design for and assure acceptable performance in the face of interference in measurement or sensor signals.