The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently named Tami Bond, a mechanical engineering professor in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, to its Science Advisory Board.
Bond was one of 47 members of the board selected from more than 350 candidates. She will also serve a dual role on the board’s Climate Science Committee.
As the Scott Presidential Chair in Energy, Environment and Health at CSU, Bond aims to understand the human activity that leads to environmental impact. Her research explores the intimate relationship between technology choice, human needs, and infrastructure. Her work has spanned considerations as small as a particle’s skin and as large as a national transportation system, with a focus on household energy and human environments.
“Emissions happen to be a side effect of actions that make us human. I don’t think you can divorce the science from how people behave,” Bond said. She also noted the active research environment at CSU. “I feel very fortunate that we have so many faculty members here at CSU who are involved in air quality from emissions to regional air pollution to the global atmosphere and climate. By being a part of that community, I feel like I have a far greater pool of expertise than I would share on my own.”
Bond has participated in National Academy panels including The Future of Atmospheric Chemistry in 2016 and the EPA Risk and Technology Methods Review Panel in 2017. She has also led and participated in standard-setting activities for performance of residential appliances. She joined Colorado State in 2019 after 16 years in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a 2014 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow.