Dr. Hopke is the Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor at Clarkson University, the Director of the CARES, and the Director of the ISE. He is the past Chair of USEPA’s CASAC, and has served on the USEPA SAB. He is a Past President of the AAAR, and was a member of the more than a dozen National Research Council committees. He was recently appointed to the NRC’s Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology. He is a fellow of the International Aerosol Research Assembly, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Association for Aerosol Research. He is an elected member of the International Statistics Institute and the recipient of the Eastern Analytical Symposium Award in Chemometrics. He is also a recipient of the David Sinclair Award of the AAAR. He served as a Jefferson Science Fellow at the US Department of State during the 2008-09 academic years.
Dr. Hopke received his BS in Chemistry from Trinity College (Hartford) and his MA and PhD degrees in chemistry from Princeton University. After a post-doctoral appointment at M.I.T. and four years as an assistant professor at the State University College at Fredonia, New York, he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, rising to the rank of professor of environmental chemistry, and subsequently came to Clarkson in 1989 as the first Robert A. Plane Professor with a principal appointment in the Department of Chemistry. He moved his principal appointment to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2000. Since 2002, he has been the Clarkson Professor and Director of CARES. As of July 1, 2010, he has taken on the directorship of the ISE that houses Clarkson’s undergraduate and graduate environmental science degree programs as well as managing Clarkson’s sustainability initiatives.