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Dr. S. Trivikrama Rao


ST Rao

Biographical Information

Name: S. Trivikrama (S.T.) Rao
Title: Director

Contact Info:

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

Phone: 919-541-4541
email: rao.st@epa.gov

B.S. Mathematics, Physics, & Chemistry, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada, India, 1958-1962
M.Sc (Tech) Geophysics, Andhra University, Waltair, India, 1962-1965
Ph.D Atmospheric Science, State University of New York at Albany, 1969-1972

Professional Experience
Director, USEPA/ORD/NERL/AMAD, Research Triangle Park, NC, 2008–present
Nature of Duties: Provide science leadership to the Division, develop and execute research plans for atmospheric modeling, air pollution meteorology, and analysis and interpretation of complex environmental data involving other federal agencies and national/international scientific community. Represent EPA at national/international scientific committees/meetings/workshops, serve on inter- and intra-Agency committees and Boards, and serve as the key EPA point of contact for atmospheric research programs.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2003 - Present

Director, Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division, NOAA, 2001 - 2008
Nature of Duties: Develop and execute research plans for modeling the transport and fate of air pollutants using an interdisciplinary approach, emphasizing integration and close cooperation with EPA and other public/private research communities. Represent NOAA and EPA at national/international scientific meetings/workshops, serve on inter- and intra-Agency committees and Boards, and serve as the key point of contact between NOAA and EPA for atmospheric research programs.

Assistant Commissioner, Office of Scence and Technology, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 1996 - 2001
Nature of Duties: Coordinate, plan, conduct environmental research, providing a sound scientific and technical basis for regulatory policies. Provide policy advice to the Commissioner on scientific matters.

Professor of Environmental Statistics, Department of Biometry & Statistics, 1998 - 2002

Director, Bureau of Air Research, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 1985 - 1996
Nature of Duties: Plan, direct, initiate, and conduct research in air pollution. Manage, supervise and direct the activities of the three sections in the Bureau of Air Research in the Division of Air Resources.

Research Professor of Atmospheric Science, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, State University of New York at Albany, 1981 - 2002
Nature of Duties: Teach graduate level courses; serve as advisor to students on their Masters and Doctoral dissertations.

Research Scientist 5, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 1982 - 1985
Nature of Duties: As the Air Division's principal scientist, direct and conduct research in atmospheric dynamics, and air pollution meteorology & modeling. Supervise and manage scientific staff and research budget.

Research Scientist & Chief - Atmospheric Modeling Section, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 1974 - 1982
Nature of Duties: Initiate, conduct and direct research related to mathematical modeling of pollutant transport and dispersion. Supervise and manage the Section resources.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Atmospheric Science, State University of New York at Albany, 1973 - 1974
Nature of Duties: Conduct research on the parameterization of cloud droplet growth in the condensational phase and on numerical modeling of the interactions between micro- and macro-structures of convective clouds.

Teaching/Research Assistant, State University of New York at Albany, 1969 - 1972
Nature of Duties: Assist faculty in teaching undergraduate courses in climatology, oceanography, introductory meteorology and graduate course in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics.

Senior Scientific Assistant, Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Govt. of India, 1966 - 1969
Nature of Duties: Conduct research on synoptic and theoretical aspects of the large-scale atmospheric motions in the tropics.

Lecturer of Physics, Govt. Arts College, Nizamabad, India, 1965 - 1966
Nature of Duties: Teach undergraduate courses in Electricity and Magnetism, Heat transfer, and properties of matter.

Professional Societies and Affiliations
American Meteorological Society
Air & Waste Management Association
Editorial Board of EM Magazine, Atmospheric Environment, Advances in Atmospheric Environmental Sciences, Air Pollution Research
Associate Editor of Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Selected Awards and Honors
Honorary Member of the Air & Waste Management Association, 2012
Amerian Meteorologoical Society Award for Advancing Applied Meteorology, 2012
EPA Gold Medal, 2009
EPA Science Communication Award, 2009
EPA/ORD Bronze Medal Award, 2008
NOAA Administrator's Award, 2007
Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2007
Distinguisged Service Award, New York State Department & Environmental Conservation, 2001
Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, 2000
Frank A. Chambers Award, Air & Waste Management Association, 1999
Fellow of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1999
Committee Member, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, 1984-1987; 1997-1999
Fellow of the Air & Waste Management Association, 1996
Certified Consulting Meteorologist, American Meteorological Society, 1980

Publications and Presentations


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