Prof. Barbara J. Turpin
iCACGP Commission Member
Department of Environmental Sciences
Rutgers University
   
turpin@envsci.rutgers.edu
Research Interests        Awards        Publications        Detailed CV
Education:   

1984 California Institute of Technology B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science Academic Focus: Mechanical/Environmental Engineering Research Focus: Air Pollution

1990 OGI School of Science and Engineering Oregon Health and Science University Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering

Academic Appointments:   

2005 Promotion to Full Professor with tenure, effective July 2005 Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2002 - 2005 Graduate Program Director, Environmental Sciences (MS and PhD program, 107 students in 2004)

2000-2003 Graduate Program Director, Bioresource Engineering (MS program)

2000 Promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 2000 Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

1994 - 2000 Assistant Professor and Air Quality Specialist Department of Environmental Sciences and Rutgers Cooperative Extension Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

1990 - 1994 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dr. Peter McMurry, Advisor Particle Technology Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

1984 - 1990 Doctoral Student and Postdoctoral Associate, Dr. James Huntzicker, Advisor Department of Environmental Science and Engineering OGI at Oregon Health Sciences University, (Formerly Oregon Graduate Center), Beaverton, OR.

1984 Summer undergraduate research, Dr. Glen Cass, Advisor Department of Environmental Engineering Science California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.

1983 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, Dr. Ned Munger, Advisor Public Attitudes Toward Water Reuse in Namibia, Southwest Africa Department of Humanities and Social Sciences California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.

Societies:   

American Geophysical Union member (AGU), 2008-

American Association for Aerosol Research member (AAAR), 1990-

International Society for Exposure Science member (ISES), 1998-

American Association for the Advancement of Science member (AAAS), 1998-

American Association of University Women, 1984-1990; 1997-

Research Interests:   

Vision: To improve the scientific understanding needed to predict the concentrations, properties and effects of organic particulate matter on a local and regional scale, and to understand human exposure to airborne particles and particle-phase species.

Motivation: Essential for the development of effective climate change mitigation strategies, air pollution control strategies, and public health protection.

Methods: The development of more rapid and more sensitive instrumentation for sampling and analysis of atmospheric organic aerosols; microscopic mixing characteristics of ambient aerosols, secondary formation of organic aerosols; partitioning of organic compounds between gas and particulate phases; exposure assessment; collaborative aerosol health studies.

Awards, Honours, and Related:   

Haagen Smit Prize, 2009

Editorial Advisory Board, Aerosol Science and Technology, 2010 . pres.

Editorial Advisory Board, Environmental Health Perspectives, 2009 . pres.

Editorial Advisory Board, Environmental Science and Technology, 2008 . pres.

Cook College/NJAES Research Excellence Award, Rutgers University, 2004

Advisory Group Member, IARC Monographs on Air Pollution, WHO, 2004

Conference Chair for American Association for Aerosol Research National Conference, 2003

External Advisory Board, AIRES PM Epidemiology Study, 2000-2008

Merle Adams, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Research Award, 1999

Board of Directors, American Association of Aerosol Research (AAAR), 1997-2000

Editorial Advisory Board, Aerosol Science and Technology, 1997-2003

Chair, External Review Team, University of North Carolina, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, External Review, 2010.

Haagen Smit Prize Committee, 2010

Invited Expert Panelist, Particulate Matter Peer Review/Authors Workshop, Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC, June 2008.

Invited Participant, Electric Power Research Institute Model Development Meeting, EPRI, Palo Alto, CA, May 2008.

Invited Session Co-Chair, Ambient Air Quality Monitoring and Health Research: Workshop to Discuss Key Issues, Research Triangle Park, NC, April 2008.

Invited Participant, EPA Workshop to Discuss Policy-Relevant Science to Inform EPA¬Ęs Integrated Plan for the Review of the Primary PM NAAQS, Research Triangle Park, NC, July 2007.

Expert Witness for NJ Attorney General, .Identification of Sources Contributing to the Concentration of Atmospheric Fine Particles Measured at Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey,. United States et al v. Ohio Edison, US District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, 2003-2005.

Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Plenary Lecturer, American Association for Aerosol Research Annual Conference, Portland, OR, October, 2010.

Plenary Speaker, Particulate Matter: Atmospheric Sciences, Exposure and the Fourth Colloquium on PM and Human Health, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003

Workshop Chair, .Chemical Characterization of Atmospheric Organic Aerosols in Support of Health Studies,. Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, 1998

Plenary Speaker, Visual Air Quality, Aerosols and Global Radiation Balance, an AWMA Specialty Conference, Bartlet, NH, 1997

Health Effects of Organic Aerosols Workshop, invited participant, Palo Alto, CA, October 2006

Semi-continuous Measurement Technologies in the Context of Health Studies Workshop, at Particulate Matter: Atmospheric Sciences, Exposure and the Fourth Colloquium on PM and Human Health, invited participant, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003

Health Effects Institute Workshop on Air Toxics, invited participant: Baltimore, 2002

DOE Tropospheric Aerosols Program Workshop, invited participant, Brookhaven, 1999

EPA Particulate Matter Research Needs Workshop, invited participant, 1999, 1996

Health Effects Institute Workshop on PM Exposure Assessment, invited participant, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, 1997

NJ DEP National Environmental Performance Partnership Workshop, invited participant, 1996

DOE Research Needs Workshop, invited participant, Boulder, 1993

United States Fencing Team, 1989, 1992, National Champion 1992

Detailed CV and Publications