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Dr. Prakash Bhave

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Prakash Bhave

Biographical Information

Name: Prakash Bhave
Title: Physical Scientist

Contact Info:

Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Environmental Protection Agency
109 TW Alexander Drive
Rsearch Triangle Park, NC 27711

Phone: 919-541-2194
email: bhave.prakash@epa.gov

Education

B.S. Environmental Engineering Science, University of California , Berkeley,1998
M.S. Environmental Engineering and Science, California Institute of Technology, 1999
Ph.D. Environmental Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2003

Professional Societies and Affiliations:

American Association of Aerosol Research (1999 – Present)
California Institute of Technology Alumni Association (1998 – Present)
Tau Beta Pi (1997 – Present)

Selected Awards and honors

U.S. EPA Bronze Medal for Commendable Service, 2007
U.S. EPA National Exposure Research Laboratory Special Achievement Award, 2006
NOAA Time-off Award for contributions to SPECIATE database, 2006
U.S. EPA Bronze Medal for Commendable Service, 2005
NOAA Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division CIYA award, 2004
Outstanding Review award – Environmental Science and Technology, 2002
University Medal Candidate – recognition of the top graduating seniors at UC Berkeley, 1998
Charles Gilman Hyde Fellow – environmental engineering fellowship, 1997
Edward Frank Kraft Scholarship - academic merit at the University of California, 1996

Professional Experience

Physical Scientist, Atmospheric Modeling Division – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC, 2008 – Present
Principal aerosol scientist in the Division and leader of the Chemistry & Aerosol Workgroup. Refine and test aerosol components of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model. Conduct diagnostic model evaluations. Mentor postdoctoral fellows on aerosol research projects. Provide technical support on aerosol physics and chemistry to EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.

Physical Scientist, Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division – NOAA, Research Triangle Park, NC, 2003 – 2008)
Principal aerosol scientist in the Division and leader of the Chemistry & Aerosol Workgroup.  Refine and test aerosol components of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model. Conduct diagnostic model evaluations. Mentor postdoctoral fellows and high school students on aerosol research projects. Provide technical support on aerosol physics and chemistry to EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. Key contributor to the SPECIATE v4.0 database upgrade.

Graduate Research Assistant, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 1998 - 2003
Modeled the emissions, transport, reaction, and deposition, of particulate matter in an urban atmosphere. Developed techniques to evaluate air quality model predictions at the single-particle level. Devised methods to quantify the composition of individual atmospheric particles using aerosol time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Synthesized an ultrafine particle emissions inventory for metropolitan Los Angeles. Assisted with emissions source characterization experiments of biomass combustion. Assisted with the development of an aerosol mass spectrometry database.

Visiting Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2000 - 2002
Conducted doctoral research.

Substitute Lecturer, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2001
Taught guest lectures in a graduate level air pollution course. Topics included gas-aqueous equilibrium, aqueous phase chemistry, sulfur chemistry, aerosol thermodynamics, Gaussian plume dispersion modeling, and stratospheric chemistry.

Teaching Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2000
Graded and supported students in a graduate level air pollution course.

Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1998
Developed an indoor air quality model to predict human exposure to radon decay products under different building conditions.

Associate Consultant Intern, ENVIRON Corporation, Novato, CA, 1997 - 1998
Evaluated the uncertainties in California’s vehicle emission factor model. Researched the effects of varying fuel properties on vehicle emissions. Developed a mobile source emissions inventory for urban regions in developing countries.

Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1997
Evaluated contaminant concentrations present in soils, aquifers, and marine sediments, and assessed exposure pathways to humans.

Technical Intern, Tandem Computers, Cupertino, CA, 1996
Developed automation software for a NonStop ODBC Server.

 

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