Dr. Brian Lamb, a key player in the establishment of a clean air consortium for Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, will contribute his expertise to the system performance metrics of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance project. Dr. Lamb is co-director for Washington State University’s Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach.

The Northwest Air Quality and Environmental Science and Technology consortium, involving participants from about 20 agencies, provides sound science to support regulatory decision making for clean air in the Northwest. At WSU, Dr. Lamb has directed the development and operation of regional atmospheric chemistry modeling systems for the Northwest as part of the consortium’s activities. He is the principal investigator for Nitrogen Systems: Policy-Oriented Integrated Research and Education, part of the National Science Foundation’s flagship interdisciplinary training program, IGERT. Dr. Lamb is also PI for an extensive investigation of the effects of global change on U.S. air quality, supported through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and PI for a similar effort to incorporate satellite products into regional atmospheric chemistry modeling systems.

Dr. Lamb is a WSU Regents Professor and Boeing Distinguished Professor in WSU’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

In 1978, Dr. Lamb earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.