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Annual Showcase honors
Two earn highest promotion to Regents professors
Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2011
By Donna Clark, Office of the Provost
Two WSU faculty members have been promoted to Regents professor. The promotion honors the highest level of international distinction in the discipline that raises university standards through teaching, scholarship and public service.
The employees will receive recognition along with other annual WSU award winning faculty and staff at the Celebrating Excellence banquet March 25, part of the annual Showcase celebration of employee excellence and achievement.
Reservations for the banquet are being accepted through March 11 at http://showcase.wsu.edu.
The Regents professor honorees are:
* Sue B. Clark, professor of chemistry. Her work is focused on the environmental chemistry of plutonium and other actinides and development of radioanalytical methods to measure actinide elements in environmental samples. She has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in these fields. Her research efforts are supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science, and the National Nuclear Security Administration.
She is a fellow of the American Chemical Society. She serves on the DOE’s Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee and previously served on the National Research Council's Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board and Board on Radioactive Waste Management. She is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.
Clark has received the Westinghouse Professorship (2000 to present), Ford Lecturer at Minnesota State University (2003), Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of Chemistry (1998–2000), and Young Faculty Achievement Award (1998-99) in the College of Sciences at Washington State University.
* Herbert H. Hill, professor of chemistry. He joined the chemistry faculty at WSU in 1976. During 1983-84 he received a 10-month fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for research at Kyoto University. In 1989 he received the Keene P. Kimick award in Chromatography for his development of electrospray ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) and the use of IMS as a chromatographic detector.
In recent years his interest has been in the determination of interferences to the IMS detection of explosives. He has demonstrated the uses of IMS for the separation and detection of blood metabolites and has developed a method to separate chiral compound in the gas phase by ion mobility spectrometry. He has more than 200 peer reviewed scientific publications, several patents related to IMS and two edited books on trace detection and chromatographic detectors.
At WSU Hill has served as director of the Office of Grants and Research Development and associate dean of the Graduate School. He is a founder of the International Ion Mobility Society and serves as editor of the International Journal of Ion Mobility Spectrometry.