Professor Randy Martin First to Speak at USU Research Landscapes Event

February 22, 2019

News Release — LOGAN, UTAH — Feb 22, 2018 — College of Engineering professor and air quality expert Randy Martin will be the first to present at Utah State University’s upcoming Research Landscapes speaker series on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The series highlights findings from statewide research on air, water and land.

Randy Martin

USU’s Dr. Randy Martin will speak Feb. 26 at the new Research Landscapes series in Salt Lake City

Martin, an associate research professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, currently serves on the Utah Air Quality Board. His research focuses on air pollutants and particulate matter.

Organizers say the Research Landscapes series will help affirm USU’s leadership in land, water and air quality research to an audience of Wasatch Front business leaders, policy makers and community stakeholders.

The series gives evidence-based insight on various research topics to help shape Utah’s future. Martin will be speaking at the first of three presentations. His talk on air quality, “Knowledge to Improve Utah’s Airscape”, is from 4–5 pm on Feb. 26 in Salt Lake City at the O.C. Tanner Headquarters, 1930 South State St. The event is free and open to the public.

collecting Air quality samples

Martin regularly works with Environmental Protection Agency scientists and engineers on a variety of air quality research efforts.

There are three elements to each presentation: context surrounding land, water and air; connections between different types of research and researchers; and conversations among experts about these issues. The College of Engineering extends its support to Martin and future presenters.

Since joining USU in 2000, Martin has completed dozens of studies and analyses of atmospheric trace species, most notably reactive hydrocarbons and related oxidation products. In recent years, Martin has become well known for his expertise of the characterization and behavior of ambient fine particulate matter, known as PM 2.5 or PM 10.

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