George R. Hill, a University of Utah professor emeritus, has been named to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to engineering theory and practice.

Hill retired from the university in 1987 following a 41-year teaching career. The former professor of chemical and fuels engineering also was an adviser to the U.S. Energy Department as director of the U.S. Office of Coal Research.The National Academy of Engineering has scheduled an Oct. 5 induction ceremony in Washington, D.C., for its newest members.

Hill played a prominent role in the university's emergence as a leading research institution in coal studies and development of synthetic fuels, and served as dean of the College of Mines and Mineral Industries, now the College of Mines and Earth Sciences.

Since his retirement, Hill has been a counselor in Philippines-Micronesia Area presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.