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01-24-2011

Clarkson University’s Hopke Appointed to EPA Clean Air Subcommittee


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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 of Clarkson’s Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science (CARES), has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Air Monitoring and Methods Subcommittee (AMMS) of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC).Philip K. Hopke

The AMMS will provide independent peer review and advice to the EPA concerning technical issues related to ambient air monitoring methods for air pollutants as regulated under the Clean Air Act.

CASAC was established under the Clean Air Act as an independent scientific advisory committee and provides advice, information and recommendations on the scientific and technical aspects of air quality criteria and National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

Hopke is the inaugural director of Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment. He has served 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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