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09-06-2010

Clarkson University’s Hopke Appointed to NRC Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology

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Philip K. Hopke, Clarkson University’s Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor, director of Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment and director ofClarkson University’s Hopke Appointed to NRC Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology Clarkson’s Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science (CARES), has been provisionally appointed to the Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST) of the National Research Council (NRC).

The NRC functions under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

BEST is the NRC’s principal study unit for environmental pollution problems affecting human health, human impacts on the environment, and the assessment and management of related risks to human health and the environment. Its overall mission is to improve the scientific and technical basis for environmental decision making and public understanding of environmental issues.

Hopke was named inaugural director of the Institute for a Sustainable Environment in June, 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.

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.]

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