Purdue University: Shepson Atmospheric Chemistry Group: Prof. Shepson takes NSF Directorate

Prof. Shepson takes NSF Directorate


The Shepson Group's very own Dr. Shepson will be joining the National Science Foundation as Director of the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences. Way to go Shep and the Shepson Group!  Read below the formal announcement from NSF:

"Dr. Shepson comes to the Foundation from Purdue University where he holds appointments as the Jonathan Amy Distinguished Professor in both the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Paul earned his B.S. in Chemistry from SUNY Cortland and his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in atmospheric chemistry. He brings extensive research and management experience to the Foundation. Dr. Shepson has 170 publications to his credit on an array of topics in atmospheric chemistry in the Arctic and in forest environments as well as in analytical chemistry, and in aviation-based atmospheric research. Paul also played key roles in organizing several national and international collaborative studies in atmospheric sciences including PROPHET, OASIS, AICI and INFLUX. His contributions to the community include service as an Associate Editor for both JGR-Atmospheres and for Elementa, and service on NSF advisory panels.  Additional information can be found at https://www.chem.purdue.edu/activity/public/profile/chem/pshepson and http://www.chem.purdue.edu/shepson.

Dr. Shepson brings to the Division and Foundation his experience in several management positions, including Head of the Department of Chemistry and Founding Director of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center at Purdue University, and Director of the York University Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry in Toronto. The Department of Chemistry is comprised of around 50 faculty and 300 graduate students and is one of the largest in the nation.

Dr. Shepson's appointment will be effective September 15, 2014.

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