Richard M. Kamens

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Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
CB#7431, 0030 Michael Hooker Research Center
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7431

tel: (919) 966-5452
fax: (919) 966-7911


  • Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, MSPH, Air and Industrial Hygiene. 1971

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., Chemistry. 1965

Research Interests:

Modeling organic secondary aerosol formation; heterogeneous reactions of semi-volatile organics; modeling PAH and NitroPAH reactions.
Professional Experience:
  • 1995-present - Professor

  • 1994-1995 - Professor. Acting Director ESE Air Radiation and Industrial Hygiene Program Area

  • 1991-1994 - Research Professor. Principal investigator of combustion soot research program

  • 1986-1991 - Research Associate Professor. Principal investigator of combustion soot research program.

  • 1984-1986 - Research Assistant Professor. Principal investigator of combustion soot research program.

  • 1981-1984 - Director and Principal investigator of UNC Combustion research group.

  • 1972-1981 - Research Assistant. Laboratory director of UNC smog chamber facility since 1977.

  • 1971-1972 - Technical Assistant. Consultant to Panel 1 Committee on Motor Vehicle Emissions - National Academy of Sciences.

  • 1968-1970 - Junior High School teacher, Snohomish Public Schools, Snohomish, WA and Monticello Public Schools, Monticello, NY.

  • 1965-1967 - Peace Corps Volunteer, Cholburi, Thailand. Bob Griffin, Supervisor, Peace Corps Representative. Rural health and sanitation work - motivating rural populations to build sanitary water systems, wells and privies. Also, taught health education in the local schools to support village health programs


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