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04-18-2005

Clarkson Professor Appointed To Epa Ozone Review Panel

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Clarkson University faculty member Dr. Philip Hopke, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES), has been appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee’s (CASAC)Ozone Review Panel.hopke2

CASAC, comprised of seven statutory members appointed by the EPA administrator, was established as an independent scientific advisory committee offering technical advice, consultation and recommendations on six criteria pollutants, including ozone, for which the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) was created. To provide the appropriate range of experience needed for the review of the criteria and standards for each of these pollutants, a panel of experts has typically been formed to supplement the expertise of the CASAC members. The EPA requires that these panel members be recognized, national-level experts in a selected discipline.

Noted for his extensive work in both particle transport and analysis, Hopke brings a wealth and depth of knowledge and experience to this panel appointment. In the position of director, he has helped distinguish CARES as a major center for air-quality research, attracting significant funding and expertise as well as state-of-the-art technology, equipment and other resources. Through his leadership, CARES became a founding member of the New York Environmental Quality Systems Center, a network of 12 research institutions underwritten in part with a $15 million grant from the New York Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research to study air quality in the region. He was recently elected president of the American Association for Aerosol Research, the world’s largest professional society for those working in the area of aerosol science and technology. Hopke’s research interests include receptor modeling, utilizing data analysis methods designed to identify pollution sources and their contributions to measured environmental concentrations, as well as ambient monitoring, the collection and analysis of airborne particulate matter.

For more information on the EPA Clean Air Act provisions for Ozone, visit online at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/ozone.htm. To learn more about the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES) at Clarkson University and the work of Dr. Hopke and his colleagues, visit www.clarkson.edu/cares/.

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is an independent university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business and the arts and sciences. Its academically rigorous, collaborative culture involves 2,700 undergraduates and 400 graduate students in hands-on team projects, multidisciplinary research, and real-world challenges. Many faculty members achieve international recognition for their scholarship and research, and teaching is a priority at every level. For more information, visit http://www.clarkson.edu.

PHOTO CAPTION: Clarkson University faculty member Dr. Philip Hopke, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES), will lend his technical expertise as a recent appointee to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee’s (CASAC) Ozone Review Panel.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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