Saving Lives with Cleaner Fuel

On this week’s episode of Campus Voices, we had the privilege of speaking with Dr. James Corbett, from UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, about the effect of ship fuel on the environment and public health.

We sat down with Dr. Corbett soon after his most recent study was published in the scientific journal Nature Communications. With the help of a renowned international research team, Dr. Corbett was able to research cleaner fuel options that could help mitigate the impact of ship fuel on global cardiovascular and lung cancer as well as childhood asthma.

In this interview, Dr. Corbett discusses not only the importance of scientific research but also the necessity of international policymaking in reducing greenhouse gases.

The Interview

Dr. James Corbett, recorded on Feb. 13, 2018. First aired on Mar. 1, 2018.
(Transcript coming soon)

About Our Guest

Dr. Corbett is Associate Director, Marine Policy, and a Professor at the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. Prior to joining the UD faculty, Dr. Corbett received a B.S. in Marine Engineering Technology from the California Maritime Academy. He later attended Carnegie Mellon University where earned both a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, respectively. Dr. Corbett has published a number of academic articles, book chapters, and editorial pieces. In addition to his accomplishments, Dr. Corbett is passionate about the environment and has spent nearly 20 years on trying to improve environmental policy with regards to global shipping.

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Richard Gordon: Co-host, web page editor, audio engineer, and producer
Rachel Silva: Co-host, web page author
Sam O’Donnell: Transcript editor

Photo courtesy of the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE)