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Dr. Prakash Karamchandani has over 26 years of experience in photochemical air quality model development and applications. He has managed several large modeling studies for ozone, particulate matter, visibility, acid deposition, nitrogen deposition, mercury and other air toxics. His expertise includes reactive plume modeling, three-dimensional grid modeling and sub-grid scale modeling. He has played a lead role in the development, application and evaluation of a variety of advanced air quality models, including the SCICHEM reactive plume model, and the plume-in-grid version of CMAQ, referred to as CMAQ-APT. Prakash also has played a key role in several international model development and application projects, including the Canadian Acid Deposition and Oxidant Model (ADOM), the German Transport and Deposition of Acidifying Pollutants (TADAP) model and the Santiago, Chile, urban photochemical model (SANMOD). He has also performed several reviews of air quality models including a critical review of acid deposition air quality models for the USEPA Clean Air Markets Division (CAMD). Prakash has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals, and has made numerous technical presentations at conferences and workshops. He is a member of the External Advisory Committee for the Community Modeling and Analysis System (CMAS) and served on a project advisory committee for a California Energy Commission (CEC) project to improve the understanding of regional and near-source air quality impacts of distributed generation sources.