The awards, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers, were given to Gayle Hagler and David Reif, an EPA release said Tuesday.
Hagler was nominated for leading research in the development and use of new technologies, such as electric vehicles and GPS, to measure and map air pollutant emissions near roadside locations.
Reif was nominated for developing tools for prioritizing and profiling chemicals for potential toxicity to human health and the environment.
"Congratulations to Dr. Reif and Dr. Hagler for receiving this prestigious award," Paul Anastas, assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Research and Development, said. "EPA is a science agency that brings the highest quality research to bear on some of our nation's most important challenges. This year's winners are not only conducting innovative research, they are also engaging their communities and inspiring future generations to pursue careers in science and research."
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