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Air Quality & Climate Research Training (ACT) Program

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Recognizing our role as a leading research and education center in air quality and climate science, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has provided CE-CERT financial support to establish the Air Quality and Climate Research Training (ACT) Program. This is a series of professional development courses designed to prepare the engineers, scientists, technicians, and managers of today and tomorrow to address air quality and climate change challenges.

Courses are developed using the most current cross-disciplinary subject material to address emerging trends in the transformation to sustainable living. Not all courses are offered every year. Each course has a specific target audience, ranging high school graduates, to engineers with specific technical knowledge. The course details will list pre-requisite requirements and target audience information. 

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Distributed Ambient Monitoring to Improve Exposure Estimates and Air Quality Modeling

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Role of Renewable Natural Gas in Waste Diversion and Renewable Energy Targets

  • EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY
    • 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

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

  • AIR POLLUTION HEALTH IMPACTS
    • 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

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

  • MAXIMIZING CO-BENEFITS OF CLEAN AIR AND CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVITIES
    • 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

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

  • SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY AND GOODS MOVEMENT
    • 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

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

  • CLEAN AIR AND CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES
    • 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

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

  • RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION AND INTEGRATION
    • 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

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