Wayne Robarge holds the rank of Professor, soil physical chemistry, at the Department of Soil Science at North Carolina State University (NCSU). He joined the faculty in 1977, after completing his Ph.D. degree in soil science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975. He completed his undergraduate degree in general agriculture at the Cornell University in 1969, and an M.S. degree in soil science in 1971. Throughout his career, Dr. Robarge has focused his interests in chemistry, especially the chemistry of agricultural and natural systems. In the early 1980s, he was one of several NCSU scientists who reported on forest decline in the mountains of North Carolina (NC), which led to his involvement with the US Forest Service Forest Response Program and the US EPA Mountain Cloud Chemistry Program, with an emphasis on soil acidity. In the 1990s, Dr. Robarge continued his collaboration with other scientists at NCSU to look at emissions of global greenhouse gases from the Amazon basin in Brazil, and ozone precursors from agricultural row crops in NC. More recently, he has focused his efforts on understanding the fate and transport of emissions from animal feeding operations in NC. He has served as a Member of the USDA Agricultural Task Force on Air Quality and was a Member of the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences study on air emissions from animal feeding operations. Dr. Robarge also has extensive expertise in a range of analytical instrumentation, including calibration, and evaluation of method detection limits, sensitivities and estimation of uncertainty using standard propagation of error techniques. He has authored or coauthored over 60 peer-reviewed publications, numerous scientific presentations, and several book chapters. Dr. Robarge is a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America.
Biography Updated on 21 November 2011