Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice, has been appointed to a three-year term on the U.S. EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors’ Climate Change Subcommittee.
The subcommittee is charged with “providing expert review and advice” to the EPA’s Executive Committee, which in turns advises and makes recommendations to its Office of Research and Development’s research program.
Cohan earned his B.A. in applied mathematics from Harvard in 1998 and his Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2004. He joined the Rice faculty two years later. Cohan’s research interests include photochemical modeling, atmospheric sensitivity analysis, pollutant impacts on human health and vegetation, and environmental policy and management.
Cohan is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications. Yale University Press recently published his first book, Confronting Climate Gridlock: How Diplomacy, Technology, and Policy Can Unlock a Clean Energy Future.