McIntyre, Rens receive patent

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Professor Rens and Bill Mcintyre at Bill’s dissertation defense.

Bill McIntyre, the college’s first EAS PhD graduate, and civil engineering professor and chair Kevin Rens have received a patent for a System and Method of Using Differential Elevation-Induced Energy for the Purpose of Storing Water Underground. This patent is the result of McIntyre’s dissertation and is a big deal in the water resources field, especially when dealing with alluvial storage and recovery. This is the first patent for both Rens and McIntyre.

Congratulations to both of you!

McIntyre set to be first EAS PhD graduate

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Bill McIntyre, engineering and applied science PhD candidate in civil engineering, successfully defended his dissertation, titled “Alluvial Storage and Recovery in the South Platte River Basin in Colorado-A Design Approach,” on April 8, and is set to be the first graduate of the college’s interdisciplinary EAS PhD program. His graduate committee members include Associate Professor David Mays, Professor Emeritus Lynn Johnson, Assistant Professor Indrani Pal, Dick Wolf, Paul Flack, and Professor Kevin Rens, who is also his major professor, advisor and mentor.

McIntyre will be hooded at commencement on May 16.

Congratulations.