Clarkson professor to work with EPA on review of air quality standard
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 5:10 pm

POTSDAM -- Philip K. Hopke, Clarkson University professor, director of Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE), and director of Clarkson's Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science (CARES), will be working on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for lead.

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 support the agency's review.

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.