EPA Aviation Emissions Modeling and Programing Fellowship

Employer
Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education
Location
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Salary
monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience
Closing date
Dec 17, 2021

A research training opportunity is available at the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ), National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL) located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The selected candidate(s) will be involved in research and development of databases and modeling methods to improve EPA’s aircraft performance and emissions models. It includes researching data sources, measurements, and models to improve emission inventories; conducting rigorous analysis of aircraft and engine emissions data and flight activities to support modeling or regulations; developing methods to improve post-processing of emissions data for air quality models; and researching methods to improve validation of emission inventories compared to ambient air quality measurements and satellite monitoring data.

The participant will engage with engineers and scientists at the NVFEL, aircraft and aircraft engine manufacturers, and other government agencies and research laboratories (such as FAA, DOT/Volpe Center, EASA, NASA, Wright-Patterson AFRL, and SwRI) that collaborate with NVFEL personnel. The participant will receive input on their project from EPA experts on emissions modeling and emissions measurement.  There may be opportunities to present and publish results at conferences and in professional journals.

In addition, the participant will have the opportunity to learn how EPA constructs emissions inventories and conducts air quality modeling of future emission scenarios; learn about tools used by EPA in emissions modeling; develop skills to analyze large datasets; and develop skills in scientific writing and public presentations.

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