Post-doctoral research with Jordan Peccia
PhD with Menachem Elimelech
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute:
M.S. in Environmental Management and Policy
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: B.S. in Chemical
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
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
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.
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An excerpt from UVM President,
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