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Air and Climate Change Research

Basic Information - Organization

Building?, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) is EPA's center for investigation of technological and management approaches for reducing risks posed by environmental threats to human health and the environment. The focus of the Laboratory's research program is to:

  • catalyze the development and implementation of innovative, cost-effective environmental technologies;
  • develop scientific and engineering information needed by EPA to support regulatory and policy decisions; and
  • provide technical support and information transfer to ensure effective implementation of environmental regulations and strategies.

Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (APPCD) is EPA's center of expertise for air pollution research, developing and demonstrating prevention and control technologies for key industries, electrical power plants, incinerators, indoor environments, and sources of greenhouse gases. Our technical leadership has a long history of providing innovative and practical solutions to reduce air pollutant emissions from a wide range of sources.

Immediate Office

Frank Princiotta, Division Director
Air Pollution and Control Division

Frank Princiotta, Division Director
Chemical/Nuclear Engineer
email address: (princiotta.frank@epa.gov)

Douglas McKinney, Associate Division Director (Acting)
email address: (mckinney.douglas@epa.gov)

John D. Masters, Communication
Environmental Scientist
emaill address: (masters.john@epa.gov)
Phone: 919-541-0634

Other Staff Members include:

Mailing Address:

U.S. EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory
Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division
Mail Code: E343-02
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

APPCD Branches and Other Information

Our Staff

The division comprises approximately 72 federal employees. APPCD employees conduct cutting edge research. We are highly trained:

  • environmental scientists and engineers,
  • chemical and mechanical engineers,
  • physical scientists,
  • chemists,
  • biologists, and
  • microbiologists.

Research results are presented at scientific and technical meetings and are published in peer reviewed journals, EPA reports, project summaries, environmental research briefs, and issue papers, all of which are available to the public either in hard copy or accessible online here.

Post-Doctoral Research Program

We value the new perspectives and ideas that are the hallmark of recent research graduates. Through a variety of programs, we provide opportunities for post-doctoral researchers to work with our career staff. The post-doctoral researchers have completed or will soon complete their doctoral degree in scientific or engineering fields, and we are frequently able to provide developmental work opportunities and that allow qualified individuals to obtain excellent research experience in an applied environmental field. Our program accelerates the post-doctoral candidate’s career and professional development by affording opportunities to use the unexcelled facilities and equipment of our laboratory and to work in close association with leading authorities in the environmental sciences. To learn more about what the Post-Docs are doing.

Additional Information

Air and Climate Change Research | Water Research | Ecosystems Restoration Research | Land Research | Technology: Sustainable Technologies Research, Environmental Technology Verification Program (ETV), and Technology Assessments

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