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February 2, 2012

Frey lands environmental award from Air and Waste Management Association

Dr. Frey (left) 

Dr. H. Christopher Frey, a professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, has been selected by the Air and Waste Management Association's (A&WMA) Board of Directors to receive the 2012 Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator Award.

Frey will be recognized with the award at A&WMA's 105th Annual Conference and Exhibition in June. The award is given each year to an influential educator in an air pollution control field.

The award is unique, A&WMA says, because recipients must be able to teach with rigor, humor, humility and pride. The award winners are recognized namely by their students' achievements. 

Frey has made significant research and teaching contributions in the areas of air pollution emissions, exposure and risk assessment, and systems analysis of energy technologies. His classes include Air Quality, Principles of Air Quality Engineering, and Environmental Exposure and Risk Analysis. Frey also serves on the US Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee and on the Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the National Research Council.

Frey earned his BS in mechanical engineering in 1985 from the University of Virginia, his MS in mechanical engineering in 1987 from Carnegie Mellon University, and his PhD in engineering and public policy in 1991, also from Carnegie Mellon. He joined the faculty at NC State in 1994.


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