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Clarkson Professor Philip Hopke Delivers Inaugural Lecture For Newly Endowed Symposium Series At Johns Hopkins University
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Philip K. Hopke, 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, delivered the inaugural address for a newly endowed symposium series at The Johns Hopkins University.
Hopke is an internationally renowned expert on airborne pollution who has received over $10 million in external research funding.
He is the director and driving force behind CARES, a major interdisciplinary research center established at Clarkson two years ago to foster research in air sampling and analysis, receptor modeling, atmospheric deposition, and the application of computational fluid dynamics to air pollution problems. CARES 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 New York's Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research.
Earlier this month Hopke received the prestigious David Sinclair Award from the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR), the world's largest professional society for scientists and engineers working in aerosol science and technology. The award recognizes sustained excellence in aerosol research and technology by an established scientist still active in his/her career. The recipient's research must also be recognized as making a lasting impact on aerosol science.
Hopke completed his term as chair of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this year. 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). Under Hopke, the committee reviewed the problem of airborne particulate matter and ozone regulations and the overall EPA air-quality management strategy.