Armistead G. Russell - (Chair)
Professor Armistead (Ted) Russell is the Howard T. Tellepsen Chair and Regents’ Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech, where his research is aimed at better understanding the dynamics of air pollutants at urban and regional scales and assessing their impacts on health and the environment to develop approaches to design strategies to effectively improve air quality. He and his group have conducted air quality modeling, field experiments and data analysis across scales, including policy oriented studies in the Southeastern and Texas regions. His work has led to the development and application of source impact approaches for both ozone and particulate matter. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, conducting his research at Caltech’s Environmental Quality Laboratory. His B.S. is from Washington State University. Dr. Russell was a member of EPA’s Clean Air Science Advisory Committee (CASAC) and a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. He currently serves on the Health Effects Institute’s Energy Committee and previously served on its Report Review Committee. He chaired the CASAC NOx-SOx, Secondary NAAQS review panel, the Ambient Air Monitoring Methods Subcommittee and the Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis’ Air Quality Modeling Subcommittee. He was an Associate Editor of the journal Environmental Science and Technology and co-directed the Southeastern Center for Air Pollution and Epidemiology (SCAPE), which included studies around the Gulf of Mexico. He currently co-directs the NSF-funded Integrated Urban Infrastructure Solutions for Environmentally Sustainable, Healthy, and Livable Cities network.
Kiran Bhaganagar is an Associate Professor, Program Director, and Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas, San Antonio. In the past 15 years Bhaganagar established herself as an expert in the area of turbulent simulations and computational fluid dynamics. Bhaganagar has developed an expertise in the interdisciplinary areas of computational fluid dynamics, atmospheric and environmental flows, sensing technology, aerial drones and chemical gases. In 2017, Dr. Bhaganagar received the American Physics Society Women Physicist Award. She received her Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 2001.
Bartholomew E. Croes
Bart Croes is the retired Chief of the Research Division for the California Air Resources Board, with former responsibilities for California’s ambient air quality standard reviews; health, environmental justice, exposure, atmospheric processes, and emissions research; indoor air quality program; short-lived climate pollutant science; and mitigation of high global warming potential gases. He served on the National Academies’ Committee on Research Priorities for Airborne Particulate Matter, and the Committee on Energy Futures and Air Pollution in Urban China and the United States, a joint collaboration between the National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council, Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Chinese Academy of Sciences. Mr. Croes has been a peer reviewer for the National Academies’, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and numerous journals, and received the Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing from the Journal of Geophysical Research. He has published peer-reviewed articles on air quality simulation modeling, emission inventory evaluation, reactivity-based VOC controls, toxic air contaminants, acid deposition, the weekend effect for ozone and PM, air quality data analysis and trends, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change impacts on California. He received an M.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1983, and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Caltech in 1979.
Joost de Gouw
Joost de Gouw is a Professor in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Joost de Gouw received his Masters and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands in 1990 and 1994, respectively. Joost de Gouw was a research scientist with the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory from 2001 until 2018, at which time he joined The University of Colorado as a faculty member. Joost de Gouw has 20 years of experience studying volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere with a focus on their emissions, chemical transformations, the formation of ozone and secondary organic aerosol, and the implications for air quality and climate. Joost de Gouw participated and led several multi-agency air quality studies. In 2006, he participated in the Texas Air Quality Study, which included the effects of petrochemical industry emissions of highly reactive hydrocarbons and other pollutants, and their role in ozone formation. He was involved with the research conducted during and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to quantify the air quality impacts. He participated in and led several studies that were focused on the greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions from oil and gas production in multiple basins in the continental U.S. He is a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Texas Air Quality Research Program.
Robert Yamartino is an internationally recognized expert on the development of specialized air quality models. During his 33 years of professional experience, he has developed and evaluated plume, puff, Lagrangian particle, and Eulerian grid models applicable to a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. He has made modeling contributions on such diverse topics as reactive plumes, surface depletion of plumes, urban ozone, acidic deposition, high-fidelity numerical advection, low wind speed dispersion, concentration fluctuations, hybrid source-receptor analyses, street canyon and garage ventilation, airport air quality, and turbulence statistics. Dr. Yamartino received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1974 from Stanford University, and his B.S. in Physics/Math from Tufts University in 1970.