Associate Chief Scientist
Areas of expertise: Climate/methane science, air quality, oil and gas
Ramón Alvarez, Ph.D. is a lead 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 and is one of the main scientists working on the methane issue. 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.