UWRL Faculty Member Randy Martin Gives First USU Research Landscapes Lecture

February 28, 2019

On February 26th, Dr. Randy Martin, a Utah Water Research Laboratory faculty member and Associate Research Professor in the USU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, gave Utah State University’s first Research Landscapes lecture in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Randy Martin

Dr. Randy Martin

Research Landscapes, a lecture series presented by the USU Office of Research and Graduate Studies, seeks to address critical state issues and highlight USU research professors who have answers to short- and long-term needs in the state. The three presentations this year will focus on Utah’s land, water, and air, with a goal of providing important information to Utah's community and legislature. Each event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Martin was selected as the first lecturer for the Research Landscapes air quality focus because of his extensive research and expertise in the area. Since starting with USU in 2000, Dr. Martin has become well known for his studies involving the characterization and behavior of air pollutants and ambient fine particulate matter. He serves on Utah’s Air Quality Board and has been involved in numerous state and regional air quality studies.

"I'm honored to be chosen for the first Research Landscapes presentation and to help bring attention to the great research studies happening at USU and the UWRL," said Dr. Martin about this opportunity to share his knowledge and experience. The message he hopes decision makers take away following the presentation is the need for high quality research that can help characterize air quality problems and find solutions for Utah communities.