University of Rochester

Philip K. Hopke

Dr. Philip K. Hopke is the Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Clarkson University and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.   He was the founding Director of the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES), and the Director of the Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE).  Dr. Hopke was the Chair of EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), President of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR), and was a member of the more than a dozen National Research Council committees and a recent member of the NRC’s Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology.  He is a fellow of the International Aerosol Research Assembly, the Association for the Advancement of Science and AAAR.  He served as a Jefferson Science Fellow at the State Department during the 2008-09. Professor Hopke received his B.S. in Chemistry from Trinity College (Hartford) and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from Princeton University. He came to Clarkson in 1989.

Research Interests: Multivariate statistical methods for data analysis; Chemical characterization of ambient aerosol samples; Emissions and properties of solid biomass combustion systems; Characterization of source/receptor relationships for ambient air pollutants; Experimental studies of homogeneous, heterogeneous, and ion-induced nucleation; Indoor air quality; Exposure and risk assessment; characterization of woody biomass combustion systems and related fuels