University of California, Riverside

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Air Quality & Climate Research Training (ACT) Program


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As a leading research university in air quality and climate science for over 50 years, UC Riverside is excited to introduce a professional development program that is designed to prepare the engineers, scientists, technicians, and managers of today and tomorrow to address air quality and climate change challenges.

With the assistance of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the university is continuing its mission of research and education through the establishment of the Air Quality and Climate Research Training (ACT) Program.  This program is designed to prepare professionals of all experience levels across a variety of industries to help the State of California meet its clean air goals through the understanding and application of the latest related research and technologies.
INTEREST LIST FORMING FOR THE FOLLOWING 2018 COURSES:

COURSE LIST

Courses have been developed using the most current cross-disciplinary subject material to address emerging trends in the transformation to sustainable living.

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY

Lead Faculty: Dr. David Cocker, Dr. Kent Johnson, Dr. Heejung Jung, Dr. Kelley Barsanti, Dr. Wayne Miller, and Dr. Tom Durbin*

  • ·         Quantifying and Measuring Emissions from Multiple Sources
  • ·         Emissions Impacts of Alternative Fuels
  • ·         Comparison of Certification and In-Use Emissions
  • ·         Collecting Real World Emissions Using Portable Emission (and Activity) Measurement Systems 
  • ·         Distributed Ambient Monitoring to Improve Exposure Estimates and Air Quality Modeling

 

AIR POLLUTION HEALTH IMPACTS

Lead Faculty: Dr. David Lo, Dr. David Cocker, and Dr. Michael Allen

  • ·         Cardiovascular, Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Responses to Air Pollution
  • ·         Temporal and Spatial Differences of Individual Pollutant and Pollutant Mixtures
  • ·         Health Effects of Inhaled Pollutants, Toxin-Laden Dusts, Pollens, and Microbes
  • ·         Health Disparities and Responses to Policy across Racial, Ethnic, and Socioeconomic Groups

 

MAXIMIZING CO-BENEFITS OF CLEAN AIR AND CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVITIES

Lead Faculty: Dr. Mary Droser, Dr. Michael Allen, and Dr. Akula Venkatram

  • ·         Climate Change and Sustainability
  • ·         Climate Modeling of the Upper Atmosphere
  • ·         Regional and Microscale Dispersion Modeling
  • ·         The Role of Particles and Black Carbon in CCN and Cloud Formation
  • ·         Secondary formation of PM, Toxics, and Ozone and Greenhouse Gases

 

SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY AND GOODS MOVEMENT

Lead Faculty: Dr. Matt Barth, Dr. Juliann Allison, Dr. Kanok Boriboonsomsin, Dr. Guoyuan Wu, Dr. Kent Johnson

  • ·         Low Carbon Infrastructure and Efficient Transportation System Operation
  • ·         Low Impact Travel and Sustainable Land Use
  • ·         Zero Emission Vehicles and Fuel Technologies
  • ·         Evaluating the Performance of Electric and Hybrid Heavy Duty Vehicles
  • ·         The Role of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Automation on Transportation Efficiency

 

CLEAN AIR AND CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES

Lead Faculty: Dr. Anil Deolalikar, Dr. Ron Loveridge, and Dr. Juliann Allison

  • ·         International Air Quality Policies and Bold Initiatives
  • ·         Integration of Climate Change, Toxic and Criteria Pollution Regulations – Considerations and Benefits
  • ·         Health Disparities and Responses to Policy across Racial, Ethnic, and Socioeconomic Groups
  • ·         Considerations of Logistics in Transportation Planning and Supply Chain Management

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION AND INTEGRATION

Lead Faculty: Dr. Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, Dr. Nanpeng Yu, Dr. Sadrul Ula, Dr. Arun Raju, and Mr. Mike Todd

  • ·         Facilitating System Integration at the Community and Utility scale
  • ·         Role of RNG in Waste Diversion and Renewable Energy Targets
  • ·         Preparing the grid for electrification of mobile sources
  • ·         Microgrids and Renewable Generation for Commercial Buildings
  • ·         Bioenergy advancements and breakthroughs

*Number of participating faculty subject to change due to planned new hires across multiple disciplines

Please contact Kathy Vang at kathy@cert.ucr.edu with any questions.

 

 

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Center for Environmental Research & Technology
1084 Columbia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507
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