SusTech 2015 will feature a half-day workshop on “Fundamentals of Air Pollution”, presented by Charles O. Stanier, PE, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the University of Iowa, and Associate Research Engineer, IIHR Hydroscience and Engineering Institute.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, July 30 and is separately available from the main Conference.
The workshop will cover the scientific fundamentals of air pollution, including
(i) the chemical constituents that make up clean and polluted air;
(ii) the processes that control concentrations in the atmosphere (emissions, chemical transformation, physical transformation, and meteorology); and
(iii) introduction to the health effects of air pollution.
Similarities and differences between polluted areas with high reactive nitrogen concentrations (e.g., central California, Salt Lake-Provo, the upper Midwest, and some locations in Europe and Asia) will be discussed.
Dr. Stanier’s research interests are in fundamental and applied issues in air pollution, climate science, and aerosol science. Dr. Stanier has lead comprehensive evaluation of air quality in the Midwestern U.S., and measurement of ultrafine particles and secondary aerosol precursors in Mexico City, Iowa City IA, and Bondville IL. Prior to pursuing an academic career path, Dr. Stanier worked in industry for 5 years, as an environmental engineer and supervisor.
He has received several awards: NSF CAREER; the Walter R. Rosenblith young investigator award of the Health Effects Institute; the Univ. of Iowa Collegiate Service Award; and the Sheldon K. Friedlander award by the American Association for Aerosol Research.