Hugo Destaillats

Environmental Chemistry


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EDUCATION


Ph.D. in Chemistry, 1998.
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales
Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Analítica y Química Física (DQIAQF)
Instituto de Química Física de los Materiales, Medio Ambiente y Energía (INQUIMAE)

Thesis title: "Molecular Interactions and Charge-Transfer Processes in Supercritical Fluids".
Field: Physical Chemistry – Chemical Thermodynamics
Adviser: Prof. Roberto J. Fernández-Prini


B.S. (Licenciado) in Chemistry, 1993.
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales


CURRENT APPOINTMENT


Since 2003 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA, USA
Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division
Staff Scientist and Deputy Leader of the Indoor Environment Group

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA, USA.
Postdoctoral researcher (1998-2001)
Department of Environmental Engineering Science,
Adviser: Prof. Michael R. Hoffmann
Also working with Prof. A. J. Colussi


University of California Davis
Davis, CA, USA
Postgraduate researcher (2001-2003)
Department of Environmental Toxicology


University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA
Associate specialist (2003-2006, joint appointment with LBNL)
School of Public Health and
the Institute for Environmental Science and Engineering,


Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, USA
Research Professor (2006-2012, joint appointment with LBNL)
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and
School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

ACADEMIC HONORS, AWARDS AND MEMBERSHIPS

R&D100 Award, 2016.

Elected member of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) Academy of Fellows, 2016.

"César Milstein" Award, Programa Raíces, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva, Argentina, 2011.

New Investigator Award from the University of California Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program (UC-TRDRP) 2003-2006

Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1993-1998.

Undergraduate Research Fellowship, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1991-1993.

Member, American Chemical Society (ACS, Division of Environmental Chemistry)

Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU)

MAIN RESEARCH SPONSORS

University of California Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program (UC-TRDRP)

US Department of Energy (DOE)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

California Air Resources Board (CARB).

California Energy Commision (CEC)

Industry (building materials, chemical, air cleaning, aerospace)

US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

ORGANIZATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

- Organizer and discussant of the Symposium “Third-hand cigarette smoke: chemistry, exposure, toxicity, risk assessment and policy implications”, held at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) , Seattle, WA, February 2014.

- Co-chair of the session “Heterogeneous photochemical processes in outdoor and indoor environments” (A037) held at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, CA, December 2013.

- Member of the International Organizing Committee of the 18th International Conference on Semiconductor Photocatalysis and Solar Energy Conversion (SPASEC-18) , San Diego, CA, November 2013.

- Co-chair of the International Workshop "Advances in Cool Roof Research: Protocols, Standards & Policies for Accelerated Aging", Berkeley, CA, July 2011.
A summary of workshop and full presentations can be found here .

- Co-chair of the symposium "Fate and transport of pollutants in the built environment: atmospheric chemistry moves indoors", hosted at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), San Francisco, CA, March 2010.
Article summarizing symposium presentations in Chemical & Engineering News .

- Member of the International Organizing Committee for the International Conference on TiO2 Photocatalysis: Fundamentals and Applications held in San Diego, CA (2010-2012); Niagara Falls, NY (2009) and San Diego, CA (2008).

- Co-convener of the session “Molecular techniques for the study of environmental processes” (B14) at the Joint Assembly of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Acapulco, Mexico, May 2007.