Learn about real-world air pollution problems and innovative solutions from individuals who will be bestowed with California’s premier air quality award for their career contributions. The Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award is named for the late Dr. Arie Haagen-Smit, known as the “father of air pollution science and control.” Awards recognize those who continue Haagen-Smit’s work through perseverance, leadership and innovation in the areas of research, environmental policy, science and technology, public education and community service.
Each will give a 20-minute talk highlighting their research. Topics include:
–Air Pollution Control in China: Progress and Perspective
Jiming Hao, Dean and Professor at the Research Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering at the University of Tsinghua, China, where he works to mitigate severe air pollution in China which has improved the lives and health of many Chinese citizens.
-Keeping Atmospheric Chemistry in the IPCC Climate Assessments
Michael Prather, Professor of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine, has made fundamental contributions to the scientific understanding of the role and impacts of various air pollutants and greenhouse gases.
-Global Connections: What is Controlling California’s Rainfall?
Kimberly Prather, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego, has transformed our understanding of atmospheric aerosols and their impacts on atmospheric chemistry, climate, and the hydrologic cycle.
-Donald H. Stedman: 50 Years of Air Quality Instrument Inventions and Measurements
Gary Bishop will share insights on the pioneering work he and the late Donald Stedman of the University of Denver conducted on real-world measurements of various air pollutants. Dr. Donald Stedman was selected as a 2015 Clean Air Award winner just prior to his passing in April 2016.