Kathryn L. Creek, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Ms. Creek is currently program manager for L-3 Communications, Applied Technologies Division, where she focuses on the commercial development of decontamination technologies. Previously she was project leader and program manager of the Los Alamos National Security Applied Modern Physics Group. The goal of one of her current projects is to enhance and complement development of detection and analysis protocols by providing essential information on the background microbial populations in public settings. Over the period of a week environmental conditions were monitored, employing fluorescence based bioaerosol triggers, particle counters and sizers, and other standard sampling methods commonly used in environmental analysis of air quality. In addition to these standard methods of analysis, method s were used to provide for a more in-depth understanding of the biotriggers’ response to typical air contaminants present in public facilities. Ms. Creek has over 15 years of experience as an aerosol scientist and industrial hygienist. She received her M.S. in industrial hygiene from the University of Oklahoma.
Jay Eversole, Naval Research Laboratory
Dr. Eversole is currently a research physicist at the Optical Sciences Division of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, DC, where he is head of the aerosol physics section primarily aimed at bioaerosol detection development. Dr. Eversole received his doctorate in physics in 1975 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Following two years as a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow, he worked for the University of Dayton Research Institute as an on-site research scientist at the Astrophysics Laboratory, Edwards Air Force Base, CA, in the area of optical combustion diagnostic measurements, especially for aerosol-laden exhaust gasses. Dr. Eversole joined NRL in 1985, has co-authored over 50 refereed research journal articles on various aspects of the optical properties of particulate materials, and single liquid droplets.
Richard C. Flagan, California Institute of Technology
Dr. Flagan is the Irma and Ross McCollum/William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. He also serves as the executive officer for the Department of Chemical Engineering. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1969, and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from M.I.T. in 1973. He joined the Caltech faculty of Environmental Engineering Science in 1975. Since joining the faculty at Caltech, his research has focused on aerosols, beginning with the study of nanoparticle formation during pulverized coal combustion, and gradually migrating toward atmospheric aerosols and applications of methods of aerosol science to the development of new materials and nanoparticle-based microelectronic and photonic devices. To better accommodate the increasing chemical process component of his research, Dr. Flagan moved to the Department of Chemical Engineering in 1990. He continues research in both atmospheric aerosols and aerosol nanotechnology. Dr. Flagan has received a number of awards in honor of his work in these areas. He is an active member of the American Association for Aerosol Research, having served as its treasurer, president, and presently, as the editor in chief of its journal, Aerosol Science and Technology.