2019 Haagen-Smit Award Winners
CARB is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards! The seven following outstanding individuals are honored for their air quality improvement achievements in the categories of policy, research, science & technology, education, community service & environmental justice, international leadership, and climate change science.
Stephen O. Andersen, Ph.D.
Dr. Andersen has devoted more than 40 years to protecting the ozone layer and climate. Beyond his central role in establishing the Montreal Protocol’s initial protections for Earth’s stratospheric layer, he demonstrated courage, foresight and tenacity in realizing that treaty’s potential to also control climate-changing emissions. He is known for his optimism, fairness and productivity, inspiring countless others to solve important environmental problems. He is being honored in the Clean Air Award category of Environmental Policy.
John Birks, Ph.D.
Junji Cao, Ph.D.
William B. DeMore, Ph.D., retired
Janice E. Nolen, M.A.
Karl Taylor, Ph.D.
Joy Williams, MPH
CARB historically has combined its announcement of the Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award winners with events that include Clean Air Leadership Talks, highlighting the winners’ important cutting-edge clean air and climate solutions. A special reception and Board meeting recognition also serve to celebrate the winners’ accomplishments. These events originally scheduled for April 22-23, 2020, were postponed to November 18-19, 2021:
- Nomination Form
- Press Release, April 8, 2020
- Media Advisory, November 16, 2021
- Clean Air Leadership Talks, November 18, 2021 (video)
- Program Booklet: Riverside Campus Dedication and Clean Air Leadership Talks, November 18, 2021
- Board Meeting, November 19, 2021