University prior to coming to ASU: Northern Arizona University
Status at ASU: Ph.D., Chemistry, 1996
My family and myself
After completing research in atmospheric chemistry in Arizona and especially along the Arizona-Sonora border, and graduating with his Ph.D. in August 1996, Allan walked into a position as air quality engineer at the Transportation and Planning Office of the Maricopa Association of Governments. "My responsibilities include the application of dis-persion and receptor models to predict air quality. I also manage consultant contracts (be-cause of time constraints, MAGTPO often hires consultants to conduct air quality research). I draft and circulate requests for proposals (RFP), then direct evaluation of the proposals and the consultant selection process. I act as project manager for the studies that result from the RFPs and review the many research papers submitted by the consultants. The air-quality work done at MAGTPO involves preparation of emission inventories, identification and eval-uation of potential control measures, and prediction of future air quality based on the effects of implementation of selected control measures. The goal is to prepare a state im-plementation plan that shows how the National Ambient Air Quality Standards will be met by the attainment deadline." Allan's significant other (fiancee) is Sharon Schoonover.