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07-20-2010

Clarkson University’s Hopke to Advise EPA on Lead Levels in Air

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Philip K. Hopke, Clarkson University’s Bayard D. Clarkson distinguished professor, director of Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE) and director of Clarkson’s Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science (CARES), has been invited to serve on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Lead Review Panel.

Over the next three years, the panel will review and provide independent advice to EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson on EPA’s technical and policy assessments that Clarkson University’s Hopke to Advise EPA on Lead Levels in Airsupport the agency’s review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for lead.

Hopke was named inaugural director of the ISE last month, when it was reorganized from Clarkson’s Center for the Environment, which he had directed since December. Hopke has served for nearly a decade as director of CARES, which fosters research in air sampling and analysis, receptor modeling, atmospheric deposition, and the application of computational fluid dynamics to air pollution problems.

In December, Hopke was appointed to the Climate and Atmospheric Sciences Committee of the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Science Advisory Board and serves on the Residential, Commercial and Industrial Technical Working Group of the NYS Climate Action Plan development team.

Hopke has served at the U.S. Department of State, where he served as a Jefferson Science Fellow. He has also served on many other EPA and NRC committees.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[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.]

[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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