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Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering, Colorado State University
John Volckens is a professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Center for Energy Development and Health at Colorado State University (CSU). He holds affiliate appointments in Environmental Health, Biomedical Engineering, the Colorado School of Public Health, and the CSU Energy Institute. His research interests involve air quality, low-cost sensors, exposure science, and air pollution-related disease. He received a BS in civil engineering from the University of Vermont and MS, PhD degrees in environmental engineering from the Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by a postdoctoral appointment at the US Environmental Protection Agency's National Exposure Research Laboratory in Research Triangle Park, NC. At CSU, he has pioneered the development of several new aerosol measurement technologies, which have been deployed for public health research in over 40 different countries and as far away as the International Space Station. He is a co-founder of Access Sensor Technologies, a company started through his research collaborations at CSU.