Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
Young-Soo Chang
Computational Scientist, Environmental Systems
Climate & Earth System Science Department
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Iowa, 1987.
Current Role
Principal Air Quality Specialist/Modeler, Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Research, with responsibility for air quality and noise impact assessment.
Resource assessment (air quality, meteorology, climate change, noise); modeling of air quality, noise propagation, accidental releases of heavy gases, and cooling towers; emission estimations; human health risk assessment.
Career Highlights
  • Project leader/principal investigator (Korea): Human health risk assessments for an industrial complex and for development of PM10 control strategies; toxicity data and exposure guideline development for the Gwangyang Bay Area Project.
  • Lead technical analyst: Energy development (solar, wind, oil shale, tar sands); leasing (oil, gas, uranium); low-level waste; new reactors; license renewals; accidental chemical releases; uranium enrichment; human health risk assessments; transmission lines; depleted uranium hexafluoride conversion facility; noise effects on breeding bird populations.
  • Technical analyst: West-wide energy corridor; Las Vegas Valley air quality modeling assessment; coal bed methane development; renewal of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System right-of-way; assembled chemical weapons assessment.