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Faculty and Staff - Richard C. Hill

B.S. (Syracuse University, 1941)
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Director Emeritus, Department of Industrial Cooperation
Email : rchill@maine.edu

Years of Service on the ME Faculty:
1946 – 1992 with 46 years of serviceProfessor Dick Hill came to the University of Maine in 1946 after having received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University. At that time he had four years of industrial experience in steam and gas turbine design with the General Electric Company.

Dick Hill was a very important part of the Mechanical Engineering Department for forty-six years and was also Director of the Department of Industrial Cooperation for the last thirty years of his tenure.

Dick’s contributions to the University of Maine are without parallel. His dedication, abilities, enthusiasm, creativity and pioneering spirit are unique as he always went far beyond the requirements of his job. His contributions to all levels of government including the U. S. Department of Energy, the Governor of the State of Maine and the Old Town City Water District have been significant. His education of the people of Maine through numerous public speaking engagements, fourteen years of weekly radio presentations on energy matters on five Maine Public Radio Network Stations, and his more recent weekly three hour hour-long radio call-in program on energy related matters has resulted in him being our best- known and most highly respected public servant.

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Mechanical Engineering
5711 Boardman Hall, Room 219
Orono, ME 04469-5711
Phone: (207) 581-2120 | Fax: (207) 581-2379E-mail: karen.fogarty@maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
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