POTSDAM -- 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).
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.