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02-03-2017

Tami C. Bond to Deliver Annual Hopke Distinguished Lecture on Feb. 10 at Clarkson University

Tami C. Bond, the Nathan M. Newmark Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MacArthur Fellowship recipient, will deliver the second annual Hopke Distinguished Lecture on Friday, Feb. 10, at Clarkson University.

Tami C. BondThe lecture will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Bertrand H. Snell Hall, room 213 (#20 on the map at http://www.clarkson.edu/about/clarkson_map.pdf ).

Refreshments will precede the lecture at 3:15. The event is free and open to the public.

Bond’s lecture is titled "Living Scenarios: Chemical Processes, Drivers of Emissions, and Anthro-geoscience."

Bond’s research addresses the interface between energy use, engineering decisions, atmospheric composition and global climate. Her research includes development of past, present and future global air pollutant emission inventories, including how policy, engineering and individual choices affect future emission trajectories.

The Bond group promotes a "decision-to-impact" framework that traces a causal chain from technology choice to emission rates to atmospheric behavior to net climate and health impact.

Her research studying chemical processes in the atmosphere aims to develop predictive capability for the environment. In turn, prediction provides an understanding of consequences and benefits of choices.

The implication is to connect human decisions and physical outcomes -- a requirement for responsible stewardship. In her seminar, she will speculate on a 10-year vision for building a predictive framework, from microscopic to macroscopic scales, that leads toward more closely-coupled projections of the connections between humans, infrastructure, social systems and the environment.

Key elements are iterating top-down observations with bottom-up investigation, parsimonious modeling and judicious collaboration. She will draw examples which range from real-time characterization of cooking stoves to modeling that resolves individual atmospheric particles to predicting emissions from the United States freight system.

The Hopke Distinguished Lecture Series is supported by the Philip K. and Eleanor F. Hopke Endowment for the Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE). Philip and Eleanor Hopke have been contributors to the Clarkson community since 1989. The goal of the Hopke Lecture is to continue the tradition of Philip K. Hopke’s career of making significant technical contributions to the fields of air quality, aerosol science, and atmospheric chemistry, and also using scientific and technical knowledge to guide public policy decisions at the highest levels of government. In honor of Hopke's work, the annual Hopke Lecture features distinguished researchers who have made significant contributions to our understanding of the environment and have used this scientific understanding to guide policy. The Hopke Lecture intends to stimulate interest in environmental research and motivate the participation of scientists in public policy.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, 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 innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Kelly Chezum, VP for External Relations, at 315-268-4483 or kchezum@clarkson.edu.]

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