Vipin Varma, Ph.D.Vice President - Air Quality & Director of Southern Region
Location: Southern Regional Center – Newberry, FL
Vipin joined NCASI as a Senior Research Engineer in 1998 and managed several research projects on quantifying air toxics emissions and assessing Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) compliance options. He led the industry group in developing compliance approaches for Phase II of the MACT rule, specifically the Clean Condensate Alternative (CCA). He liaised with EPA on validating the use of EPA WATER9 emissions model for CCA and developed technical information that informed the subpart S Residual Risk and Technology (RTR) review. He rejoined NCASI in 2011 after a stint at a graphene startup, where he led product development and market development in the US and EU. He currently leads the Air Quality and Wood Products programs.
PhD, Chemical Engineering, Auburn University
MBA, The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
Bachelors, Chemical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India.
Research capabilities and/or focus areas
MACT compliance options, Air emissions characterization, Air emissions modeling, Process and environmental technical issues
Awards and Career Highlights
- Led industry efforts in designing clean condensate alternative (CCA) compliance plans that realized $200+million in cost savings
- Co-inventor in nine (9) US and EU patent filings
- Startup Innovator award, 2008
- Dean’s List at Wharton, 2011.