Charles Driscoll

Charles Driscoll

Environmental Engineering
Project Leader
Syracuse University

Bio

Charley Driscoll is a Distinguished Professor and the University Professor of Environmental Systems Engineering at Syracuse University. He earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine. Dr. Driscoll’s teaching and research interests are in environmental engineering, environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry, soil chemistry and environmental quality modeling. He has been a principal investigator of the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research project at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire since 1987. He has provided expert testimony on air pollution effects on ecosystems to U.S. Congressional and State committees, such as the House Water Resources and Environment sub-Committee and Science Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee and Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.  Dr. Driscoll participated in the National Research Council committee on Air Quality Management, which reviewed the Clean Air Act and made recommendations for how it should be restructured in the future.  He recently served as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee panel reviewing the secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur, and the US EPA Science Advisory Board committee reviewing the Mercury Risk Assessment for Coal-Fired and Oil-Fired Electric Generating Units. Dr. Driscoll is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has served on many local, national and international committees and boards, including current participation on the Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology and Everglades Restoration Committee for the National Research Council.