2015 Winners of the Annual Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards

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Clean Air Leadership Talks with the 2015 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award Winners

Learn about real-world air pollution problems and innovative solutions from four individuals who have been selected to win California’s premier air quality award for their career contributions. The Talks were held May 18, 2016 at the California Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Sacramento.

Jiming Hao, Univ of Tsinghua

Jiming Hao, Ph.D.

International Air Pollution Control

Kimberly Prather, Ph.D.

Atmospheric Chemistry Research

Michael J. Prather, UC Irvine

Michael Prather, Ph.D.

Climate Change Research

Donald Stedman, Univ of Denver

Donald Stedman, Ph.D.

Emission Control Technologies

Each gave a 20-minute talk highlighting their research:

Jiming Hao, Ph.D. - International Air Pollution Control

Air Pollution Control in China: Progress and Perspective Download his Talk presentation slides

Dr. Jiming Hao is being recognized for his notable work on a suite of emission control strategies to mitigate severe air pollution in China over the past 40 years.  He currently serves as Professor at the School of Environment and Dean of the Research Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.  His leadership in development and implementation of emission controls for coal power plants, industrial boilers, vehicles, fuels, and even traffic management will be long‑standing legacies at both national as well as international levels. Learn more about Professor Jiming Hao.

Kimberly Prather, Ph.D. - Atmospheric Chemistry Research

Global Connections: What is Controlling California’s Rainfall? Download her Talk presentation slides.

Dr. Kimberly Prather is being recognized for her pioneering work that has transformed our understanding of atmospheric aerosols and their impacts on atmospheric chemistry, climate, and the hydrologic cycle.  She currently holds a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, and is also the founding director of the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment which is one of nine National Science Foundation Centers for Chemical Innovation.  Her innovations in aerosol measurement techniques, contributions to aerosol science, and her commitment to training the next generation of researchers will have scientific impacts for years to come. Learn more about Professor Kimberly Prather.

Michael Prather, Ph.D. - Climate Change Research

Keeping Atmospheric Chemistry in the IPCC Climate Assessments Download his Talk presentation slides.

Dr. Michael Prather is being recognized for his sustained and innovative contributions to atmospheric chemistry, and the linkages between air quality and climate change in particular.  He currently serves as a Professor in the Earth System Science Department at the University of California, Irvine.  His work has transformed the scientific understanding of air pollutants, greenhouse gases, and interactions among them, and has resulted in better policies for controlling greenhouse gases and ozone depletion in California and internationally.  Learn more about Professor Michael Prather.

Donald Stedman, Ph.D. - Emission Control Technologies

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. Download his Talk presentation slides.

Dr. Donald Stedman is being recognized for his contributions to motor vehicle emissions research and measurement techniques. Dr. Stedman’s pioneering work in real-world measurements of various air pollutants has transformed policy approaches to improve air quality. He was the John Evans Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Denver. Dr. Stedman’s invention of an on-road remote sensor for measuring in-use motor vehicle emissions and of a heavy-duty on-road emissions monitoring system have transformed our understanding of vehicle fleet emissions and the role that high-emitting vehicles play in determining urban air quality.  The impact of those measurements on mobile source emission inventories will be a long-standing legacy. Learn more about the late Donald Stedman.



For more information on ARB's Clean Air Awards, contact Heather Choi at (916) 322-3893.

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