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RTP Speakers Bureau

Frank Princiotta

Frank Princiotta retired from EPA in 2015 after a 43-year career with the agency as Director of the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (APPCD) of the National Risk Management Research Laboratory. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering and a Nuclear Engineering Certificate from the Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology. He has received a gold medal, five bronze medals and the President’s Meritorious Executive Award on two separate occasions. He played the leadership role in the development and demonstration of sulfur dioxide pollution control technology for coal-fired boilers, which has been the mainstay of SO2 control worldwide. An author of many scientific papers on air pollution control, he has been a frequent speaker before technical societies and conferences and has chaired numerous symposia and has testified before House and Senate Committees on air pollution control. In recent years he has been a key expert in the control of mercury from coal-fired power plants. Most recently he has focused on global climate change which he considers the most important environmental issue of the century. He has analyzed the role that technology will need to play, if we are to avoid the potentially catastrophic impacts associated with an unconstrained use of energy. 

Topic(s) Presentation Audience Duration Availability
  • - Air Quality
    - Atmospheric Science
    - Climate Change
    - Environment
    - Environmental Science
    - General Science

Global Climate Change

 College, Community

45 - 60 minutes

Evening, Weekends


  • Travel is limited to approximately 50 miles out of the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) area. All travel is up to the discretion of the speaker.
  • There is no charge for a speaker.
  • Please submit requests at least 4 weeks in advance.
  • Please limit requests to no more than two speakers per event.
  • If you have a large event and would like to request multiple speakers from EPA, please Contact the Speakers Bureau for assistance.

Confirmation Policy: 
If you need to cancel or reschedule please contact the speakers as soon as possible but no later than 1 week prior to the presentation.