Jane Hill: Assistant Professor

Mailing Address
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Votey Hall, Room 213B
33 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT, USA 05405

Phone: (802) 656-9854
Fax: (802) 656-3358
E-mail: Jane.Hill (at) uvm.edu

Location Maps
Campus and Votey Hall.

Yale University: Post-doctoral research with Jordan Peccia
Yale University: PhD with Menachem Elimelech
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: M.S. in Environmental Management and Policy
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: B.S. in Chemical Engineering

Brief Biography:

Jane Emily Hill was born in Sydney, Australia. She was raised in the central western slopes and plains region of New South Wales and her high school years were spent in Grenfell, the birthplace of the famous Australian poet Henry Lawson. After completing two years of Chemical Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Jane moved to the US, whereupon she finished her BS in Chemical Engineering and an MS in Environmental Management and Policy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After running a small bioremediation waste clean-up company in upstate New York for a few years, Jane returned to the university to learn more about the fascinating world of microorganisms. She completed her PhD at Yale University in 2006 with Menachem Elimelech and then worked with Jordan Peccia at Yale for a short but interesting post-doctoral experience. Jane now works in the School of Engineering at the University of Vermont, where she heads an environmental microbiology and biotechnology group.

Curriculum vitae:
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Why Vermont?:
An excerpt from UVM President, Dr. Daniel Fogel's President's Welcome

Founded by heroes of the American Revolution, the University of Vermont is the fifth oldest university in New England (after Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, and Brown); Vermont is often known by the initials "UVM," derived from its Latin name, Universitas viridis montis, the University of the Green Mountains. The University has a living commitment to the ethical foundations of democracy and to values long associated with the State of Vermont: fairness, social justice, environmental stewardship, openness, independence, lack of pretense, and the achievement of practical results.

The power of these values is expressed in the way the University's graduates live their lives and contribute to society. Of the many UVM alumni who have put their mark on the world, no recent ones arouse deeper pride on campus than Jody Williams, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for the international campaign to ban landmines, and John McGill, who was president of the United States section of Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) when that organization won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.

Once you've seen what we have to offer through the UVM website, drop in on us in Burlington. You'll marvel at the natural beauty around you. From campus, you'll have views to the east of the Green Mountains and, to the west, across the sparkling waters of Lake Champlain, the high peaks of the Adirondacks. You'll enjoy Burlington -- "the smallest big city in America," ranked No. 1 by A&E Television on a list of the top 10 cities to "have it all."

Just For Fun:

For fun, Jane likes to learn about and do/play: gardening, reading, writing/playing music, ancient civilizations, painting, hiking, tennis, kayaking, skiing, bicycling, and learning about microbes (yes, for fun!).

Some photos from Winter 2007/8 are featured below.

New Years Eve moonlit walk with friend Sergio

Lake Champlain skiing on the lake