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Professor Joel Ducoste Appointed to EPA Science Advisory Board

Posted November 9, 2012


Dr. Joel Ducoste has been appointed to a three year term on the Science Advisory Board (SAB) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. The SAB provides independent advice and peer review to EPA's administrator on the scientific and technical aspects of environmental issues. Ducoste has also been reappointed to a second three-year term on the SAB's Drinking Water Committee, which provides advice to the administrator on the technical aspects of EPA's national drinking water standards program.

"With my new appointment to the Chartered SAB, I get the opportunity to help review scientific documents that may have been developed by all subcommittees or panels focused on various environmental science topics," according to Ducoste. "In the Drinking Water Committee, we are always receiving new technical information from researchers in the environmental field that may influence our understanding of the fate and transport of emerging pollutants or the removal of these pollutants with current or new processes." Service on the SAB is "a unique opportunity to help the EPA achieve environmental protection through the application of sound science."

Dr. Ducoste is a Professor in the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. Dr. Ducoste is an expert in modeling water and wastewater treatment process fluid mechanics using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). He holds a B.S. and M.Engr. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Insititute and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined the faculty at NCSU in 1998.

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