BURLINGTON Dr. George F. Pinder, professor of civil and environmental engineering with secondary appointments in mathematics and statistics and computer science,at the University of Vermont, has just published a new textbook (with William G. Gray) titled Essentials of Multiphase Flow and Transport in Porous Media (Wiley Publications). This will be the ninth book authored or co-authored by Dr. Pinder, whose accomplishments include his recent 2007 induction into the Vermont Academy of Scientists and Engineers (VASE). Membership in VASE, modeled after the National Academies, represents the highest recognition for contributions to science and engineering in Vermont. The State of Vermont chartered the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering to honor scientists and engineers for their achievements, promote the interests of science and engineering within the state, educate Vermonters about the importance of science and engineering, and help state government address problems in those fields. Dr. Pinder is an internationally renowned expert and world leader in groundwater modeling, said Domenico Grasso, Dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Pinder was elected by colleagues to serve as President of the Hydrology Section of the American Geophysical Union, and was the founding Chair of the Groundwater Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In addition to the nine books, Pinder has published over 100 journal papers in the premier journals of the field. His contributions to scholarly research have led to many honors, including the GSA O. E. Meinzer Award, The Eminent Scientists Award Medal, the AGU Horton Award, Fellow of Wessex Institute, University of Vermont Scholar, election to AGU Fellow, and the ASCE Julian Hinds Award. Pinder has served as chairman of civil and environmental engineering at Princeton University and dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Vermont. He has graduated 30 PhD students, and some of his former PhD students are now Professors, Deans, and Provosts at several major universities. Pinder also is the founding editor of Advances in Water Resources and Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations.