Areas of expertise: Climate change, air quality, natural gas
Ramón Alvarez, Ph.D. is a senior scientist in the Texas office of Environmental Defense Fund. He works to reduce air pollution, with a current emphasis on emissions from natural gas and oil production. He led EDF's campaign to establish the successful Texas Clean School Bus Program and worked with US-Mexico border industries to find cost-effective methods to reduce waste.
Dr. Alvarez obtained a B.S. degree in chemistry from Duke University and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, where he carried out research on atmospheric and combustion processes. At UC Berkeley he was a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow and a lecturer in Environmental Chemistry.