Tim Sturtz, PhD
Since embarking on his career in 2006, Tim has studied the interplay between atmospheric emission sources, ambient air concentrations, and air-related regulations and policies. His extensive experience has touched on many aspects of air quality management, from developing maritime emissions calculation tools to conducting international jurisdictional reviews of odor regulations. From a research perspective, he’s worked with big data to tease apart unique, high-emitting vessel operations in the Gulf of Mexico and produced peer-reviewed publications on novel approaches for assessing air monitoring data.
Tim has managed projects and provided technical direction on air quality and odor issues for industrial facilities, airports, maritime port authorities, government agencies, and research institutions. He routinely uses high-performance computing tools and interactive data displays to provide rapid results and translate complex information into accessible formats.
Tim earned his doctoral and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Washington, and his bachelor’s degree from Michigan Tech University. He is an active member of the Washington Public Port Association, and a member of the Marine Environment and the Environmental Issues in Transportation Law committees for the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Technology’s Transportation Research Board.