Congratulations to Professor Michelle Bell!

Congratulations to Professor Michelle Bell!

Congratulations to Professor Michelle Bell!

Her new Center, SEARCH (Solutions for Energy, Air, Climate, and Health) has been awarded a $10 million, five-year grant by the Environmental Protection Agency to study air pollution, energy, climate change, and human health. This is the largest federal grant received by F&ES in the school’s history.

Professor Bell will serve as Director of SEARCH and will collaborate with F&ES, Geology & Geophysics, Environmental Engineering, and Public Health along with faculty at Johns Hopkins and North Carolina State University.

She says that the Center will have four related research projects that deal with energy/econometric modeling, personal exposure monitoring and assessment, air quality and climate change modeling, and epidemiology/public health. “The Center is an excellent example of F&ES’s vision to have collaborative research across multiple disciplines in order to provide scientific evidence for solutions on the environment, and in our case on human health,” she writes. The center will have an external scientific advisory committee and already has a policy group that will aid communication between real-world decision makers and researchers.

There will be ample opportunities for students to become involved in the Center’s research. For more information, visit http://bell-lab.yale.edu/news/new-fes-research-center-launched-10-million-epa-grant.

Fantastic news! Congratulations again to Professor Bell.