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May 29, 2003

Carmichael To Give 2003 Priestly Lecture In Australia

Gregory R. Carmichael, associate dean for research and graduate studies and Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, will present the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organization) 2003 Priestley Lecture on June 11 at CSIRO in Melbourne, Australia.

Carmichael, who also serves as co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research -- a multidisciplinary center composed of 65 faculty members from 22 UI departments -- will speak on, "Changing Trends in Emissions in Asia: Implications for Acid Deposition, Air Pollution, and Climate."

Internationally recognized for his study of Asian pollution, he currently conducts research into high-speed supercomputing, sensitivity analysis and air pollution control policy to support his air pollution studies. His three-dimensional atmospheric chemistry model currently is used to quantify the regional and global fate and impact of man-made chemicals released into the atmosphere.

In 2002, he received a five-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to use information technology to develop pollution "weather forecasts" and expand the frontiers of atmospheric chemistry and air pollution science. He also plans to use the grant to integrate information technology research advances into science and engineering in order to inspire new insights into environmental protection.

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