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Philip Hopke Named Director of Clarkson University Center for the Environment

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Philip K. Hopke, the Bayard D. Clarkson distinguished professor and director of Clarkson University’s Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science (CARES), has been named director of Clarkson’s Center for the Environment.

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.hopke

Last month, Hopke was named to the Residential, Commercial and Industrial Technical Advisory Panel for the preparation of a Climate Action Plan for the State of New York

He spent the 2008-2009 academic year at the U.S. Department of State where he served as a Jefferson Science Fellow. The program is an initiative of the science and technology adviser to the Secretary of State to further build capacity for science, technology and engineering expertise within the department.

Hopke has also served as chair of EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, and as a member of the National Academy of Engineering’s Committee on Energy Futures and Urban Air Pollution in China and the United States, the EPA’s Science Advisory Board, and the National Research Council’s (NRC) congressionally mandated Committee on Research Priorities for Airborne Particulate Matter and the Committee on Air Quality Management in the United States. He has also served on seven other NRC committees.

He is a recipient of the Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Outstanding Achievements in Chemometrics and the David Sinclair Award from the American Association for Aerosol Research. Hopke is also an International Aerosol Fellow, an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, and an American Association for Aerosol Research Fellow.

Hopke earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Trinity College and both an M.A. and Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University. He joined Clarkson University as the Robert A. Plane Professor of Chemistry in July 1989.

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