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Michael Kosusko

Michael Kosusko is a chemical engineer in the US EPA Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Laboratory, Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division, (APPCD), Emissions Characterization and Prevention Branch (ECPB). Mr. Kosusko received his Bachelor's in Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey; and a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Research Area
He has worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 14 years with the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division and its predecessor organizations. Early during his career, he completed research and development on methods of controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) and air toxics emissions. For nine years, he has evaluated pollution prevention options for reducing emissions for solvent cleaning and surface coating operations. He is currently responsible for the Environmental Technology Verification Program (ETV) Coatings and Coating Equipment Pilot (ETV CCEP). ETV CCEP is being conducted cooperatively with Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) at the Department of Defense's National Defense Center for Environmental Excellence in Johnstown, PA. He is also responsible for the Coating Alternatives Guide (CAGE), an electronic surface coating decision-making tool and information system.

Contact Information
Michael Kosusko (kususko.michael@epa.gov)

Selected Publications

  • Trenholm, A.R., J. Mycock, J. McKenna, and M. Kosusko, 2008, “The Evolution of Improved Baghouse Filter Media As Observed in the Environmental Technology Verification Program,” Proceedings of the 101st A&WMA Annual Conference, A&WMA, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Trenholm, A.R. and M. Kosusko, 2008, Poster, “Diesel Engine Retrofit Technology Verification,” 2008, 2008 EPA Science Forum: Innovative Technologies: Key to Environmental and Economic Progress, U.S.EPA, ORD, Washington, DC.
  • Khan, F.A., J.S. Ellenberger, M. Kosusko, K. Bullock, and N.B. Birchfield, 2008, “Encouraging the Use of Drift Reduction Technologies in the United States,” Aspects of Applied Biology (International Advances in Pesticide Application) Vol. 84, pp. 107-113, 2008.
  • Kosusko, M., A.R. Trenholm, and E. Hartzell, 2007, “Environmental Technology Verification of Baghouse Filtration Products,” Proceedings of the 100th A&WMA Annual Conference, A&WMA, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Kosusko, M., K. Bullock, and N.B. Birchfield, 2007, “Verifying the Performance of Pesticide Spray Drift Reduction Technologies,” Proceedings of the 100th A&WMA Annual Conference, A&WMA, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Kosusko, M., K. Bullock, N.B. Birchfield, and A. Hewitt, 2006, “Development of a Test Plan to Verify Pesticide Drift Reduction Technologies,” ASABE Paper No. 061010, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.
  • D.L. Franke, Trenholm, A.R. and M. Kosusko, 2006, “Verification Testing of Technologies to Clean or Filter Ventilation Air,” Symposium on Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology 2006, A&WMA, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • J.M. Elion and M. Kosusko, 2005, “Environmental Technology Verification of Mobile Sources Control Technologies,” Poster and presentation, A&WMA Specialty Conference – Diesel Exhaust: Partnering with Stakeholders to Reduce Emissions, A&WMA, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • J.M. Elion and M. Kosusko, 2005, “Environmental Technology Verification of Mobile Sources Control Technologies,” Presentation, 2005 DEER Conference, DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Oak Ridge, TN.
  • Trenholm, A.R. and M. Kosusko, 2005, “Environmental Technology Verification of Emission Controls for Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines,” Proceedings of the 98th A&WMA Annual Conference, A&WMA, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Kosusko, M. and B.D. Schweitzer, 2005, “Environmental Technology Verification of Innovation Coating Technologies,” 15th Annual International Workshop on Alternatives to Toxic Materials in Industrial Processes, Exchange Monitor Publications & Forums, Washington, DC.
  • Kosusko, M. and R.J. Fisher, 2004, “Environmental Technology Verification of Coatings and Coating Equipment,” National Environmental Assistance Summit, co-sponsored by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable and US EPA/OC and OPPT, Washington, DC.
  • Kosusko, M., 2003, “EPA’s Program for Performance Verification of Innovative Coating Technologies,” 14th Annual International Workshop on Alternatives to Toxic Materials in Industrial Processes, Exchange Monitor Publications & Forums, Washington, DC.
  • Kosusko, M., 2002, “The Coatings Guide,” 13th Annual Solvent Substitution Workshop, Exchange Monitor Publications & Forums, Washington, DC.
  • Napotnik, J.A. and M. Kosusko, 2002, “The ETV P2 Innovative Coatings and Coating Equipment Program – An Update,” Proceedings of the 95th A&WMA Annual Conference, A&WMA, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Kosusko. M., 2001, “Encouraging the Use of New Technologies,” Industrial Paint and Powder, 28-30, 11/01.
  • Kosusko, M. and C.H. Archibald, 2001, “The Coatings Guide™: An Online Information Resource,” Proceedings of the 94th A&WMA Annual Conference, A&WMA, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Kosusko, M., 2001, “Environmental Technology Verification to Reduce the Risk of Using Innovative Coating Technologies, Proceedings of the 94th A&WMA Annual Conference, A&WMA, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Kosusko, M. and C.H. Archibald, 2001, “The Coatings Guide: An Integrated Tool for Coatings Decisions,” Metal Finishing, 99, 45-51, 5/01.
  • Kosusko, M., 2000, “Reducing the Risk of Using Innovative Coating Technologies,” Proceedings of the Advanced Coatings Technology (ACT) 2000 Conference, Detroit, MI.

Professional Societies

  • Air & Waste Management Association
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • National Pollution Prevention Roundtable
  • The Pesticide Stewardship Association

Selected Awards and Honors

  • National Risk Management Research Laboratory Award for Goal 4 – Organization (2008)
  • On-the-Spot Award for emergency support of APPCD’s SAC peer review (2005)
  • On-the-Spot Award for implementation of Appreciative Inquiry in ORD (2003)
  • EPA Bronze Medal for development of P2 tools (Coatings Alternatives Guide) (2002)
  • EPA Bronze Medal for participation in the ETV Program (2001)
  • Semi-finalist, Innovations in American Government Award as part of ETV Program Team (2000)
  • National Performance Review Hammer Award (1998)

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