Interim Vice Chancellor, Research - Larry Hinzman
Ph: 907.474.6000 Fax: 907.474.5993
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Alaska Fairbanks
212 West Ridge Research Building
P.O. Box 757270
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7270
Larry Hinzman was appointed interim Vice Chancellor for Research in March of 2015. He previously served as the Director of the International Arctic Research Center. He is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Professor Hinzman’s primary research interests involve permafrost hydrology. He has conducted hydrological and meteorological studies in the Alaskan Arctic continuously for over 25 years while frequently collaborating on complementary research in the Russian and Canadian Arctic. His research efforts have involved characterizing and quantifying hydrological processes and their inter-dependence with climate and ecosystem dynamics. Dr. Hinzman’s academic degrees were earned from South Dakota State University, Purdue University and the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Chemistry, Soil Science, Agronomy and Soil Physics. He is currently a member of the Polar Research Board, the U.S. Representative to the International Permafrost Association and is a member of several national and international committees and working groups.
Presently Dr. Hinzman is co-chair of the NSF funded Arctic CHAMP program (Community-wide Hydrologic Analysis and Monitoring Program) and a principal investigator (PI) in the NSF Freshwater Integration Program, which aims to quantify the arctic freshwater balance. He is the PI of a NSF study to quantify the impacts of wildfire in a tundra ecosystem, and a Co-PI on a study to quantify the effects of climate change on human use of water resources on the Seward Peninsula.