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Aerodyne Research Inc.


Charles Kolb is the president and chief executive officer of Aerodyne Research, Inc.; he joined Aerodyne as a Senior Research Scientist in 1971. At Aerodyne, his personal areas of research have included atmospheric and environmental chemistry, combustion chemistry, chemical lasers, materials chemistry, and the chemical physics of rocket and aircraft exhaust plumes. He is the author or co-author of over 160 archival publications in these fields. Dr. Kolb has been a member of numerous government and National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council committees dealing with atmospheric and environmental chemistry issues and was recognized as a National Associate of the National Academies in 2003. He received the 1997 Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology from the American Chemical Society. He has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and has served as the atmospheric sciences editor of the journal, Geophysics Research Letters (1995-1999). Dr. Kolb attended MIT for his undergraduate education, and received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Princeton in 1971.