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 National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Strengthening the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Laboratory Enterprise.
The committee will assess EPA's highest priority needs for mission-relevant laboratory science and technical support, now and during the next ten years, and develop principles for the efficient and effective management of EPA's laboratory enterprise to meet the agency's mission needs and strategic goals. Hopke’s research interests are primarily related to particles in the air, including particle formation, sampling and analysis, composition, and origination. His current projects are related to solid biomass combustion, receptor modeling, ambient monitoring, and nucleation.
Hopke is a member of the International Statistics Institute and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. He is also a fellow of the American Association for Aerosol Research, where he has served in various roles, including president, vice president, and as a member of the board of directors. He has served as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee and a member of a number of National Research Council committees.
He was a member of the NRC Committee on Energy Futures and Air Pollution in Urban China and the United States, the Committee on Research Priorities for Airborne Particulate Matter, and the Committee on Air Quality Management in the United States.
Hopke received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University and joined Clarkson University as the Robert A. Plane Professor of Chemistry in July 1989.