Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1974
  • M.S., Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1972
  • B.S., Meteorology and Oceanography, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1970
Licenses & Certifications
  • Certified Construction Manager (CCM)
Professional Affiliations
  • American Meteorological Society - Certified Consulting Meteorologist #240
  • Air & Waste Management Association

Dr. Schulman is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist with over 40 years of experience in the development, evaluation, and application of air quality models. He co-developed the building downwash algorithm currently recommended by the U.S. EPA for regulatory use. 

Dr. Schulman has conducted air quality analyses for a wide range of sources and industries including power plants, steel mills, oil refineries, chemical plants, offshore platforms, smelters, asphalt plants, landfills, incinerators, natural gas pipelines and paper mills and involving emissions such as toxic chemicals, odors, and dense gases. Other work has involved the design and siting of data measurement systems and forensic meteorological studies.

Dr. Schulman was also a co-developer of the Buoyant Line and Point Source model for aluminum reduction plants and managed the development of the Offshore and Coastal Dispersion model, which is applied to pollutant releases over water. These models have also been recommended by the EPA for regulatory use.

As part of his interest in micro-scale and urban-scale air flow, Dr. Schulman has been involved in applying the computational fluid dynamics models FLUENT and STAR-CCM+. Some of the applications have included wind forces on buildings during a hurricane, design of wind fences to mitigate wind-blown fugitive dust, two-phase accidental releases of dense gases from railcars or vents, fogging and recirculation of exhausts from mechanical draft cooling towers, plume rise from air-cooled condensers, the effect of structures on wind turbines, and the contamination of fresh-air intakes by rooftop vent emissions.