U of T Engineering professor Greg Evans has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. The honour recognizes his distinguished contributions to air pollution research and his leadership in engineering education.
Evans joined the University of Toronto in 1990, and began his world-leading research on the causes and effects of poor air quality, especially airborne particles in large cities. His work includes the development of new analytical instruments as well as advanced modelling methods. In 2003 he founded the Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR) and in 2008 expanded the project to create the Canadian Aerosol Research Network (CARN). These networks, as well as Evans own lab group, have produced a number of key publications regarding the creation of aerosol pollution and its impact on human health.