Professor Mary C. Hill
Professor Mary Catherine Hill Member
Professor of Geology , University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
More Info
  • 2021
  • Earth Resources
  • Special Fields & Interdisciplinary
More Info
  • 2021
  • Earth Resources
  • Special Fields & Interdisciplinary
Election Citation
For contributions to development and application of methods for parameter estimation and sensitivity analysis in hydrologic models.
Biography

Mary C. Hill is a professor of Geology at the University of Kansas. She received her PhD from Princeton University in 1987 and was a Hydrologist with the USGS from 1981-2014 in New Jersey and then Colorado. There, she focused on computer modeling of groundwater and groundwater-surface-water hydrologic systems, and integration of models and data. Since 2014 at KU she has worked to add associated human systems such as agriculture and renewable energy development to her modeling world. She has worked with very talented students to link data sets from these fields to create visualization software and applications (DiscoverFramework, DiscoverWater and DiscoverHABs) and agriculture-energy-water decision support (FEWCalc). She focuses on the food, energy, water (FEW) nexus and its importance to a prosperous, sustainable future. With colleagues from Kansas State University, Washington State University, and Western New England University, she is PI of a 2019-2024 National Science Foundation INFEWS grant called FEWtures. FEWtures explores how selected local agricultural, water, sociological, and economic challenges might be addressed by new business opportunities supported by local renewable energy.

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