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Atmospheric particles play key roles in climate and air quality. Though microscopic in size, aerosol particles have global impacts on our environment, health, and climate. This talk will introduce some of the more intriguing aspects of aerosol particles, while highlighting some of our ongoing research. Topics covered will span global to individual level impacts and include: the impacts of fine particulate matter on health, monetizing the health-co-benefits of reductions, traffic-related air pollution in cities, the role of soot particles in climate change, and a new inexpensive sensor technology for individualized exposure assessment.
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Presenter: Dr. Greg Evans
Professor Greg Evans, P.Eng., PhD., is a professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. He is the director of the Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research and co-director of the Canadian Aerosol Research Network. He is also the inaugural director of the University of Toronto’s Collaborative Program in Engineering Education and the associate director of the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering. He was recently awarded the 2014 Allan Blizzard Award for collaborative teaching, the 2013 Northrop Frye Award for integrating research and teaching, the 2010 Engineers Canada Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education, and the 2009 Ontario Professional Engineers Award: Engineering Medal – Research and Development.
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