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Dr. Robin L. Dennis

A key interest is environmental problem solving and bringing science to bear to inform and guide decision making. I was involved in setting the vision and conceptual development for EPA’s third generation air quality modeling system and the resulting Community Multi-scale Air Quality Model (CMAQ), a community model. I have been engaged in the diagnostic evaluation of regional models. I am engaged in and direct the application of regional models for assessments, particularly involving cross-media modeling, linking air and water for coastal estuarine assessments, (e.g., for Chesapeake Bay) with attention to atmospheric deposition. More recently I am engaged in linking air and fresh water/terrestrial ecosystems for critical loads assessments.

Robin Dennis

Biographical Information

Name: Robin L. Dennis
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: 919-541-2870
email: dennis.robin@epa.gov

Education

B.S. in Physics, magna cum laude, University of Redlands, 1966
M.S. in Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1969
Ph.D in Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972

Professional Experience

Senior Scientist, USEPA/ORD/NERL/AMAD/AEIB, Research Triangle Park, NC, 2008 - Present
Senior Scientist, NOAA Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division (in partnership with EPA/NERL), Research Triangle Park, NC, 1998 - 2008
Physical Scientist, NOAA Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division (in partnership with EPA/NERL), Research Triangle Park, NC, 1984 - 1998
Staff Scientist, Environmental and Societal Impacts Groups, NCAR, Boulder, CO, 1979 - 1984
Senior Fellow, Advanced Study Program, NCAR, Boulder, CO, 1978 - 1979
Research Scholar, Environment Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria, 1976 - 1978
NSF Post-Doctoral Fellow, Environment Program, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria, 1972 - 1975
Project Associate, Energy Systems and Policy Research Program and Air Pollution Research Program, Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison, 1972-1975

Selected Awards and Honors:

US EPA, Bronze Medal for Nitrogen and Mercury Watershed TMDL Assessments Team, 2008
NOAA, NOAA Administrators Award, 2007
US EPA, NERL Science Achievement Award for Leadership in Atmospheric Deposition to Watersheds and Multimedia Modeling, 2006
US EPA, Bronze Medal for CMAQ Model Development and Evaluation, 2005
US EPA, Bronze Medal for Contribution to NARSTO PM Assessment, 2004
NOAA, Air Resources Laboratory Paper of the Year Award, 2001
US EPA/SETAC, Scientific Achievement Award for Air-Water Linkage for Chesapeake Bay, 1999
US EPA, Bronze Medal for Models-3/CMAQ Development and Evaluation, 1999
Smithsonian Computerworld Award, Finalist in Environment, Energy and Agriculture for Linking Air and Water Models Together for Chesapeake Bay, 1995

Publications and Presentations

 

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