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Strategic Plan for Particulate Matter Research: 2005-2010

FINAL REPORT

STI-904750.06-2770-FR
Publication No. FHWA-HEP-07-029

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By:
Michael C. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Douglas S. Eisinger, Ph.D.
Hilary R. Hafner
Todd M. Tamura
Lyle R. Chinkin
Paul T. Roberts, Ph.D.
Sonoma Technology, Inc.
1360 Redwood Way, Suite C
Petaluma, CA 94954-1169

Nigel Clark, Ph.D.
West Virginia University
Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
123/125 Engineering Sciences Bldg.
P.O. Box 6106
Morgantown, WV 26506-6106

Peter H. McMurry, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Particle Technology Lab
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Arthur Winer, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
School of Public Health, Environmental Science & Engineering
10833 Le Conte, Room 46081
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Prepared for:
U.S. Federal Highway Administration
Office of Natural Environment
400 7th Street SW HEPN-10, Room 3240
Washington, D.C. 20590

November 1, 2005

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The authors wish to thank the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for funding this project. The authors appreciate technical comments made by Kevin Black and others at FHWA, and the contribution of the publications group and administrative staff at Sonoma Technology, Inc (STI).

As part of the process for identifying and prioritizing the research issues for the transportation community, STI, together with Dr. Nigel Clark of West Virginia University, Dr. Peter McMurry of the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Arthur Winer of the University of California at Los Angeles, hosted a particulate matter (PM) research needs workshop on April 7, 2005, for FHWA. The workshop's success was due in great measure to the energetic and talented support provided by a number of the participants who took on leadership roles during the day. On behalf of the entire study team and FHWA, STI extends its appreciation to the following individuals for their workshop assistance; the workshop findings were an important contributor to the development of the strategic plan for PM research:

In addition, STI especially thanks Dr. Arthur Winer, who generously accepted the challenge to moderate the presentation of breakout session findings and to extemporaneously synthesize the workshop's main themes.

Finally, STI thanks all workshop participants for their individual contributions. Participants came to the workshop with important ideas, questions, and insights that allowed the study team and FHWA to better understand priority research needs related to transportation and PM (Appendix A includes a complete listing of the workshop participants)

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