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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jerald L. Schnoor

Jerald L. Schnoor, Ph.D., P.E., DEE Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering; Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health; and Co-Director, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research; The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA. Professor Schnoor is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (elected in 1999) for his pioneering work using mathematical models in science policy decisions. He testified several times before Congress on the environmental effects of acid deposition and the importance of passing the 1990 Clean Air Act. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science and Technology, the leading journal in both environmental engineering and environmental science. He chaired the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development from 2000-2004. Currently, Jerry is a Co-Director for the National Science Foundation Project Office on a WATer and Environmental Research Systems (WATERS) Network, a $250 million proposal to construct a national environmental observatory network for the sensing, modeling, and forecasting of environmental contaminants beginning in 2011.