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Release: June 26, 2000
UI engineer honored by Japanese government
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Gregory Carmichael, professor of chemical and biochemical
engineering in the UI College of Engineering, has received a Distinguished
Guest Professor Award from the Japanese Ministry of Education and Culture.
The award is given annually to about 10 international researchers to enable
them to promote scientific exchange and collaborative studies at designated
centers of excellence.
Carmichael is currently serving a three-month residency in Kyoto, Japan
as Distinguished Guest Professor in the Atmospheric Disaster Division, Disaster
Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University. During his visiting professorship,
he is collaborating with Japanese scientists on research related to the impact
of Asia pollution on air quality and climate.
Carmichael is internationally recognized for his studies on the environmental
impact of Asian development. His work has shown that sulfur dioxide and other
pollutants formed by burning coal affect urban environments in Asia and the
United States as pollution is transported across the Pacific Ocean. Carmichael
also serves as co-director of the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental
Research (CGRER), which fosters interdisciplinary research and training in
the field of environmental change and is concerned with both the scientific
and human dimensions of global change.
The Distinguished Guest Professor Award was made through a competition among
Centers of Excellence at Japan's national universities.