Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Associate Research Engineer and Division Head of Air Quality, Energy and Health Tara Ramani was recently appointed to serve as a member of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Air Act Advisory Committee. As a representative member from an academic institution, Ramani will be joining a list of MSTRS members from the EPA; state, local and tribal governments; unions; environmental and public interest groups; trade associations; utilities; and industry.
“I am honored to have been appointed to the MSTRS,” notes Ramani. “I’m looking forward to representing TTI and sharing my knowledge and experience to tackle the important area of mobile source air pollution.”
The MSTRS provides the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee with independent advice and recommendations on the scientific and technical aspects of the EPA programs related to mobile-source air pollution and motor vehicles and engine fuels. Through its expert members from diverse stakeholder groups and from its various workgroups, the subcommittee reviews and addresses a wide range of developments, issues and research areas such as emissions modeling, emission standards and standard setting, air toxics, innovative and incentive-based transportation policies, onboard diagnostics, heavy-duty engines, diesel retrofit and fuel quality.
“Tara’s tremendous work ethic and dedication to advancing research has helped position TTI as a leader in the area of transportation air quality,” says Joe Zietsman, TTI deputy director. “She is very deserving of this appointment and will without a doubt be an invaluable asset to the EPA’s Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee.”