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Hornberger to deliver Hall Lecture Feb. 10


George M. Hornberger will give the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture – Complicated Interdependencies: Water, Energy and Food – at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Featheringill Hall’s Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium.

Recognized as an international leader in hydrology and environmental engineering and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Hornberger is a University Distinguished Professor, Craig E. Philip Professor of Engineering; and director of the newly created Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment.

As Hall Lecturer, he will discuss the critical but complex engineering, economic, and societal challenges that emerge at the intersection of water, energy, and food production.

“We must take advantage of the vast resources of America’s technical capabilities in our research institutions to better understand the cause and effect of energy-water-food interdependencies on national and regional instabilities, as well as the potential for transformational technological impacts on future development and stability,” said Hornberger, professor of civil and environmental engineering.

The John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Series was established in 2002 to allow Vanderbilt School of Engineering students to hear renowned engineers from universities and agencies address engineering topics of particular interest.

All members of the Vanderbilt University community are invited to attend. There will be a reception following the lecture.