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12-09-2005

EPA Extends Clarkson Professor's Appointment to Science Advisory Board

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The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has invited Philip K. Hopke, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science, to serve an additional term on the EPA's Science Advisory Board. Philip Hopke

The EPA Science Advisory Board was established by Congress in 1978 to advise the Agency on broad scientific matters in science, technology, social and economic issues and to review the quality and relevance of the scientific and technical information being used or proposed as the basis for Agency regulations.

An internationally renowned expert on airborne pollution, Hopke is a member of the National Research Council's (NCR) Congressionally-mandated Committee on Research Priorities for Airborne Particulate Matter and the Committee on Air Quality Management in the United States. He has previously served on five 5 other NRC committees. Hopke was recently appointed by the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Science to assess the urban impact of the dual problems of continued coal consumption and the rapid increase of private vehicles in China. He is a recipient of the David Sinclair Award from the American Association for Aerosol Research and is currently serving as the Association's president.

Hopke received a B.S. in Chemistry from Trinity College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton. He has contributed chapters to 70 scientific books, authored or co-authored 339 journal articles, presented 70 invited addresses and participated in 485 additional professional addresses. Hopke has also authored or co-authored numerous technical reports.

Clarkson university, located in Potsdam, New York is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty achieve international recognition for their research and scholarship and connect students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.

[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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