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Dr. Vlad Isakov

Provide scientific leadership in the Atmospheric Modeling Division on the development, testing through applications, innovative approaches to local scale air quality concentrations to public health and epidemiological research studies.  In this capacity, develop and integrate innovative approaches, such as the hybrid air quality model to combine results from a grid-based chemical-transport model with a local plume dispersion model to provide spatially and temporally resolved air quality concentration estimates as required by human exposure models; using mobile source monitoring platforms to assess model concentrations; using gridded meteorological data as input to dispersion models; applying air quality modsels for accountability studies; developing improved techniques to estimate concentrations near major roadways and testing these methods with state of the art measurements; and developing techniques to estimate uncertainty.  Published numerous journal articles to give scientific validity and credibility to these efforts and make the Atmospheric Science Modeling Division a recognized leader in this research category.

Vlad Isakov

Biographical Information

Name: Vlad Isakov
Title: Research 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: 919-541-2494
email: isakov.vlad@epa.gov

Education

M.S. Meteorology, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 1995
Ph.D. Atmospheric Science, University of Nevada, DRI, 1998

Professional Experience
Research Physical Scientist, Atmospheric Modeling Analysis Division, National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC, 2008 - Present
Physical Scientist, Atmospheric Science Modeling Division NOAA/EPA, RTP, NC, 2004 - 2008
Air Pollution Specialist, California Air Resources Board, CalEPA, Sacramento, CA, 2000 - 2004
Scientific Subject Matter Specialist, DynTel (GSA contractor to EPA, OAQPS), Research Triangle Park, NC, 1998 - 2000
Post Doctoral Research Associate, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, 1998

Professional Societies and Affiliations
Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA)

Selected Awards and Honors
EPA Scientific and Technological Achievement Level 2 award for “Expanding and Improving the Scientific and Regulatory Communities' Ability to Assess the Impacts of Mobile Source Emissions", 2010
EPA Scientific and Technological Achievement honorable mention award for “Improving Scientific and Regulatory Ability of Communities to Assess Exposure Impacts and Explore Mitigation Strategies”, 2010
EPA Bronze Medal for Commendable Service in recognition of special contributions “in advancing the science and communication of alternative strategies to mitigate exposures to traffic emissions”, 2010
EPA Scientific and Technological Achievement honorable mention award for “Significant Contribution to the Development of an Innovative Approach to Estimate Air Quality Near Major Roads”, 2009
EPA Bronze Medal for Commendable Service in recognition of special contributions of the Air Accountability Team “that addressed critical Agency issues of broad significance evaluating impacts of air quality mitigation strategies”, 2009
EPA/NERL Special Achievement Award (Goal 4 – Integrate Environmental Science and Technology to Solve Environmental Problems), 2009
EPA Bronze Medal for Commendable Service in recognition of the Near Roadway Research Team, 2008
EPA/NRMRL Cross-Organizational Teamwork Award for the Near-Road Research Team, 2007
EPA/NERL Special Achievement Award (Goal 5 – Anticipate Future Environment Issues), 2006

Publications and Presentations

 

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