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Event Name:Standards and Regulations Influencing Indoor Chemical Pollutants in Europe and North America Webinar
Description:STC 11 will host this webinar from 9:00-10:00 am. U.S. Eastern Standard Time
Event Date:11/14/2018 - 11/15/2018
Event Time:9:00 - 10:00 am (U.S. Eastern Standard Time)
Contact Person:Ying Xu
Details:ISIAQ STC 11 (Sources, Monitoring and Evaluation: Chemical Pollutants) will host webinars to increase communication within the STC11 and expanding our outreach.  We conducted a survey of interest on topics that were suggested by the members at Indoor Air 2018 conference. The topic that was ranked top was “Current and upcoming standards, policy, and regulations driving need for testing”. Therefore, we will host our first webinar on this topic. Below is the webinar information. Please mark your calendar and join us to learn more!
Title: Standards and Regulations Influencing Indoor Chemical Pollutants in Europe and North America
Date: November 14, 2018 • 9:00-10:00 am. U.S. Eastern Standard Time
Outlines: Presentations (2×20minutes) and Discussions (20 minutes)
Presenter1: Dr. Jelle Laverge
Biography: Jelle Laverge received his engineering masters from Ghent University in 2007. From 2005 to 2007 he was a part-time employee of Bureau Bouwtechniek in Antwerp. Since 2007 he is a fulltime researcher and PhD-candidate at the building physics, construction and building services research group of the department of architecture and urban planning at Ghent University. In 2011 he received a master’s degree in Law from the same university. He was a part-time building physics lecturer at KaHo Sint-Lieven Gent for the 2011 spring semester. With the support of the FWO (grant V430911N), he was a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin during the summer of 2011. With a dissertation entitled ‘Design strategies for residential ventilation systems’, he obtained a PhD in 2013. He is a member of ISIAQ, SRS and ASHRAE and served as the president of Indoor Air 2016 conference.
Presenter2: Dr. Shahana Khurshid
Biography: Shahana Khurshid has been working in the indoor air quality field for the last 9 years and has led/co-led more than 25 research projects over the last 16 years on air quality, exposure to pollutants, standards and regulations, environmental conservation, cell lines, and polymers. She has conducted postdoctoral research at NIST as a National Research Council fellow, prior to which she earned her PhD in Environmental Engineering and MS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and her BS in Environmental Engineering from MIT. She has extensive experience characterizing the toxicity of indoor and outdoor particles: measuring reactive oxygen species on particles and measuring the effects of secondary organic aerosols on lung cells. Recently she has worked on standards and guidelines that regulate indoor air quality in North America and Europe. She has received several awards for her research from EPA, A&WMA, AAUW, and University of Texas at Austin.
  • Join the online meeting: Click here  (you may need to download the APP to watch presentation slides, ask questions, and participate in discussions).
  • Dial-in number (US): (701) 801-1211 Access code: 570-128-278#
  • International dial-in numbers: Click here 
We encourage you to invite your colleagues who might be interested in this topic, and we hope you can make it!
Best regards,
Ying Xu (STC 11 Chair, The University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A. and Tsinghua University, China)
Dustin Poppendieck (STC 11 Vice Chair, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S.A.)
Xiaoyu Liu (STC 11 Secretary, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S.A.)
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