The following is an announcement of the naming of a new commissioner on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today appointed Dr. Bryan W. Shaw of Bryan to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a term to expire Aug. 31, 2013. The commission establishes, oversees and implements clean air, clean water and other environmental policies for the State of Texas.
“Bryan Shaw is a nationally respected scientist with the experience and expertise to oversee our state’s environmental policies,” Perry said. “Under his leadership Texas will continue developing policies and making decisions based on solid science that protect our natural resources while helping to meet the challenges of a rapidly growing state.”
Shaw is an associate professor in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department of Texas A&M University (TAMU) with many of his courses focused on air pollution engineering. The majority of his research at TAMU concentrates on air pollution, air pollution abatement, dispersion model development and emission factor development. Shaw is associate director of the Center for Agricultural Air Quality Engineering and Science, and formerly served as Acting Lead Scientist for Air Quality and Special Assistant to the Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Shaw is a member of several committees for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board including the Environmental Engineering Committee, Committee on Integrated Nitrogen, and Ad Hoc Panel for review of EPA’s Risk and Technology Review Assessment Plan. Additionally, he is a member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Air Quality Task Force.
He received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in agricultural engineering from TAMU and a doctorate degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He replaces Kathleen White of Valentine whose term expired.