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Bryan W. Shaw, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Bryan W. Shaw of Elgin was appointed to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality by Gov. Rick Perry on Nov. 1, 2007. The Texas Senate confirmed his appointment on May 5, 2009 and he was appointed chairman on Sept. 10, 2009.

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About Bryan W. Shaw

Dr. Bryan W. Shaw is an associate professor in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department of Texas A&M University (TAMU) with many of his courses focused on air pollution engineering. The majority of his research at TAMU concentrates on air pollution, air pollution abatement, dispersion model development, and emission factor development. Dr. Shaw was formerly associate director of the Center for Agricultural Air Quality Engineering and Science, and served as Acting Lead Scientist for Air Quality and Special Assistant to the Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Dr. Shaw also served as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Committee on Integrated Nitrogen, the EPA SAB Environmental Engineering Committee, and the Ad Hoc Panel for review of EPA's Risk and Technology Review Assessment Plan. Additionally, he is a member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Air Quality Task Force. Since his appointment to the TCEQ, Dr. Shaw has served on the Texas Environmental Flows Advisory Group and as chair of the Texas Advisory Panel on Federal Environmental Regulations. Shaw also is a member of the Environmental Council of the States, serving on the Executive Committee as the Air Committee Chair.

Dr. Shaw received a bachelor's and master's degree in agricultural engineering from TAMU and a doctorate degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in the State of Texas.


Central Texas Environmental Summit Promotes Collaboration Along the Corridor
On Dec. 8, the TCEQ and District 14 Senator Kirk Watson hosted the 3rd Central Texas Environmental Summit. Hundreds of attendees packed the Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center, to hear the TCEQ commissioners and Sen. Watson speak on the long-term solutions to the environmental challenges facing the growing region. Subject matter experts staffed exhibits, and were available to answer questions, during a well-attended open house portion of the event. Media coverage was provided by the Austin American-Statesman, KXAN-TV, and Time Warner Cable News. You can also view additional coverage of the event on the Time Warner Cable News website Exit the TCEQ.

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