Seminar on 2014-5-6：Measurements to Quantify Health Effects of Particulate Pollution
Subject:Measurements to Quantify Health Effects of Particulate Pollution
Speaker:Prof. Richard C. Flagan (Professor of Aerosol, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, USA)
Prof Richard C. Flagan received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973. He is currently the Irma and Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, and Executive Officer for Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. Upon joining the faculty of Caltech in 1975, Prof Flagan shifted his research focus from the study of gaseous pollutant formation in combustion to the study of aerosols. From an initial investigation of particle formation in coal combustion, his research has expanded into many branches of aerosol science and technology including the development of aerosol reactors for the refining of silicon for photovoltaic applications, nanoparticle synthesis, and microelectronic device fabrication, atmospheric aerosols and their impacts on urban air quality and global climate, and pollen and other allergenic bioaerosols. To facilitate these diverse studies, Prof Flagan has developed instruments ranging from the first low pressure impactor to enable nanoparticle measurements, the scanning mobility particle sizer, and radial differential mobility analyzers that have extended the measurement range down to 1 nm, among others. He has published over 340 scientific papers and a textbook: Fundamentals of Air Pollution Engineering, and holds 20 patents.