NWTRB Board Member
|George M. Hornberger, Ph.D.
Dr. George M. Hornberger was appointed to the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board on September 10, 2004, by President George W. Bush.
Dr. Hornberger is Distinguished University Professor at Vanderbilt University, where he is the Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment. He holds a shared appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He was a professor at the University of Virginia for many years and also has been a visiting scholar at the Australian National University, Lancaster University, Stanford University, the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the University of Colorado, and the University of California at Berkeley. His research is aimed at understanding how hydrological processes affect the transport of dissolved and suspended constituents through catchments and aquifers.
Professor Hornberger is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a fellow of the Geological Society of America, and a fellow of the Association for Women in Science. He was president of the Hydrology Section of AGU from 2006 to 2008. He has served on numerous National Research Council (the NRC is the operating arm of the National Academies) boards and committees, including as chair of the Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources (1996-2000) and of the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources (2003 to present).
In 1993, Professor Hornberger won the AGU's Robert E. Horton Award (Hydrology Section). In 1995, he received the John Wesley Powell Award from the USGS, and in 1996, he was elected to membership in the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. In 1999, he was presented with the Excellence in Geophysical Education Award by the AGU, and in 2007, he was selected Virginia Outstanding Scientist.
Dr. Hornberger received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Drexel University in 1965 and 1967, respectively. In 1970, he received a Ph.D. in hydrology from Stanford University.
Dr. Hornberger lives in Nashville, Tennessee.