Hal Cota

 

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Hal Cota

Professor Emeritus
Environmental


Email: hcota@calpoly.edu 

 

Education

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1959
  • M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1961
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 1966

Professional Registration

  • Professional Engineer (PE) in Chemical Engineering, No. 3248, California
  • Board Certified Environmental Engineer, American Academy of Environmental Engineers (Air Pollution Control Specialization)

Interests

Dr. Cota developed many of the courses as the Environmental Engineering Program evolved. He served as director of the Cal Poly EPA Areawide Training Center. He served as a consultant on both air pollution control and noise issues. Many of his papers can be down-loaded at: http://works.bepress.com/hcota/. Before joining Cal Poly, worked as a research engineer on fuel cells at space industrial complex. He served as a member of the California Water Quality Control Board for 17 years and currently is a member of the Research Screening Committee of the California Air Resources Board. Dr. Cota served on the Education Committee of the West Coast Section of the Air and Waste Management Association

Awards

  • Charles W. Gruber Association Leadership Award, Air and Waste Management Association (June 2007)
  • Honorary Member, Air and Waste Management Association (June 2007)
  • Fellow Member, Air and Waste Management Association (June 1995)
  • California Professional Engineers - Distinguished Education Professional Achievement (1988)
  • Lyman A. Ripperton Award - Air Pollution Control Association (1984)

Affiliations

  • Air and Waste Management Association
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers
  • Institute of Noise Control Engineering

 

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