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Campus Conversations in Standish: James Schwab, PhD to Discuss Air Pollution in New York State

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February 1, 2019

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James Schwab, PhD
to Discuss Air Pollution in New York State

Photo of James Schwab,PhD, Senior Research Associate, Atmospheric Sciences Research CenterUniversity at Albany

James Schwab, PhD, a Senior Research Associate with UAlbany's Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC), will lead the next “Campus Conversations in Standish” of the spring 2019 semester with a presentation titled “Air Pollution in New York State: Where Do We Stand?”

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 12:35-1:30 p.m. in the Science Library’s Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room. All are welcome. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

Dr. Schwab joined the University at Albany in 1988. He received his PhD in Chemical Physics from Harvard University, where he was a postdoctoral fellow. His research is in the field of Atmospheric Chemistry. Specifically, his research interests include the measurement of atmospheric trace species, both aerosols and gases; and the elucidation of the sources and atmospheric processing of these species. He has worked extensively in the evaluation and inter-comparisons of new and existing instruments for field measurements of aerosol and gaseous species. Dr. Schwab was a co-PI on New York's EPA PM Supersite project led by colleague and ASRC Emeritus Professor/Director Kenneth Demerjian. He is responsible for starting and continuing the operation of ASRC's Pinnacle State Park field station in New York's Southern Tier; manages ASRC's Whiteface Mountain Field Station; and has coordinated and acted as field manager for five intensive field programs, two of which boasted over forty measurement systems. In addition to measurement technologies for atmospheric aerosols, he is interested in air pollution chemistry, urban aerosols, urban-rural contrasts, new particle formation events and processes, and aerosol optical properties.

Launched by the University Libraries in spring 2015 and held two to three times per semester, “Campus Conversations in Standish” raise awareness of UAlbany faculty research and expertise while connecting members of the UAlbany community and beyond in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. “Campus Conversations in Standish” are free and open to the public and are held on selected Wednesdays, 12:35-1:30 p.m. in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third level of the Science Library.

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