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Deborah J. Luecken


Deborah Luecken

Biographical Information

Name: Deborah J. Luecken
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: 919-541-0244
email: luecken.deborah@epa.gov


M. S. in Chemical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

Professional Experience

Physical Scientist and Acting Branch Chief of the Process Modeling Research Branch, 1993 - Present
Performed research on photochemical mechanisms for application in regional and global air chemistry modeling. Analyzed production pathways for atmospheric oxidant species, reactants, and intermediates, and their temporal concentration distributions in atmospheric models. Obtained and analyzed new chemical mechanisms and facilitated their incorporation into EPA's research and regulatory models.  

Environmental Programs Group and the North Carolina Supercomputing Center, MCNC, 1992 - 1993
Lead a team of scientists responsible for applying the Urban Airshed Model for use in the ozone State Implementation Plan process for the state of North Carolina.

Radian Corporation, 1990 - 1991
Implemented regulatory air quality models, including the Industrial Source Complex Model (ISC2), the Fugitive Dust Model (FDM), and the Human Exposure Model (HEM), to perform both screening and refined simulations.  

Research Engineer, Atmospheric Sciences Department, Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory. 1984 - 1990
. Analyzed pollutant chemical reaction, transport, and removal by developing in-house computer models for pollutants over a variety of scales to study acid production in precipitation, global transport, and non-linearities in atmospheric acid due to secondary reactions.

Selected Awards and Honors:

USEPA/ORD Honor Award, Bronze Medal, 2007
USEPA/NERL Special Achievement Award, Goal 1, 2007
USEPA Bronze Medal, 2005

Publications and Presentations


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