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08-13-2008

Clarkson University’s Hopke to Spend Year at U.S. Department of State As Jefferson Fellow

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Philip K. Hopke, the Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science (CARES) at Clarkson University, has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow by the U.S. Department of State.

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 will serve a one-year assignment beginning August 18 working full time in the State Department or the U.S. Agency for International Development, and then remain available to the Department as a consultant. Hopke

The fellowship program is based on the premise that science and technology make fundamental contributions to the security, economic, health, and cultural foundations of modern societies, and are integral to the development and implementation of foreign policy. It was established in 2003 to create opportunities for substantial engagement of tenured scientists and engineers from U.S. academic institutions in the work of the Department.

Last October, Hopke was appointed to the EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Particulate Matter Panel. He recently served on the National Academy of Engineering’s Committee on Energy Futures and Urban Air Pollution in China and the United States. He has served on the EPA’s Science Advisory Board and was a member of 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 five 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.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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