University's Professor Philip K. Hopke (the Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished
Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering) receives the gavel
and the leadership of the American Association of Aerosol Research
(AAAR) from Outgoing President Susanne Hering, owner of Aerosol
Dynamics, Inc. Professor Hopke became AAAR president at the organization's
national meeting held recently in California.
Professor Philip Hopke Becomes President of the American Association
for Aerosol Research
Philip K. Hopke, the Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor
of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry and director of the Center
for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES) at Clarkson University,
became president of the American Association for Aerosol Research
(AAAR) at its recent national meeting in Anaheim, California. He
is completing a three-year cycle that began with his election as
vice-president of the organization.
AAAR is the world's largest nonprofit professional society for scientists
and engineers working in aerosol science and technology. The association
promotes technical advances in the field of aerosol research and
fosters the exchange of information among members and with other
disciplines through conferences, symposia, and professional journals.
Hopke is an internationally renowned expert on airborne pollution
who has received close to $10 million in external research funding.
He is the director and driving force behind CARES, a major interdisciplinary
research center established at Clarkson last year to foster research
in air sampling and analysis, receptor modeling, atmospheric deposition,
and the application of computational fluid dynamics to air pollution
is a founding member of the New York Environmental Quality Systems
Center, a network of 12 research institutions, which received a
$15-million grant from the New York State Office of Science, Technology
and Academic Research (NYSTAR).
year, Professor Hopke was reappointed chair of the Clean Air Scientific
Advisory Committee (CASAC) of the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) until 2004. CASAC is responsible for reviewing the scientific
basis for air quality standards covering the major pollutants (particles,
ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and lead).
Currently the committee is reviewing the problem of airborne particulate
matter, ozone regulations and the overall EPA air quality management
addition Professor Hopke serves on the Research Strategies Advisory
Committee (which is a committee of the Science Advisory Board of
the EPA) and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Committees on Air Quality Management in the United States and on
Research Priorities for Airborne Particulate Matter.
Book on Surface and Colloid Science Edited by Professor Egon
Egon Matijevic' , in collaboration with Professor Michal Borkovec,
edited Volume 17 of the series Surface and Colloid Science
published by Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers in December
of 2003. This is the latest volume of a comprehensive treatise
on surface and colloid science, which consists of chapters
written by specialists who describe theories, systems, and
processes in this discipline. This series is the only encyclopedic
work of its kind that has continued to be published since
its inception in 1969. The latest book includes topics such
as "Magnetic Particles: Preparation, Properties and Applications"
by Masataka Ozaki, "Maghemite ( g -Fe2O3):
A Versatile Magnetic Colloidal Material" by C. J. Serna and
M. P. Morales, "Dynamics of Adsorption and Oxidation of Organic
Molecules on Illuminated Titanium Dioxide Particles Immersed
in Water" by Miguel A. Blesa, Roberto J. Candal and Sara A.
Bilmes, "Colloidal Aggregations in Two-Dimensions" by A. Moncho-Jordá,
F. Martinez-López, M. Quesada-Pérez, M.A. Cabrerizo-Vílchez
and R. Hidalgo-Álvarez and "Kinetics of Particle and Protein
Adsorption" by Zbigniew Adamczyk.