Alumni

Ph.D. Recipients

Year Name Dissertation Advisor Department Last Known Position
2015 Alyssa Moore McQuilling "Ammonia emissions from livestock in the United States: From farm-level models to a new national inventory" Peter Adams Civil and Environmental Engineering Southern Research Institute
2015 Laura Posner Sources of atmospheric particles in the U.S. Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering OSIsoft
2015 Jinhyok Heo Evaluation of air quality impacts on society: Methods and Application Peter Adams Civil and Environmental Engineering Cornell University
2015 Daniel Tkacik Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation from Combustion Emissions: Molecular Studies to Highway Tunnels Allen Robinson Mechanical Engineering Carnegie Mellon University
2015 Anas Bahabri Stable Isotopes in Methane Emissions from the Natural Gas Gathering Facilities, Processing Plants, and Transmission and Storage Sites in the Appalachian, Midwestern, and Southern Basins of the United Allen Robinson Mechanical Engineering Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University
2015 Yusuf Roohani Evaluation of Air Quality Impacts on Society: Methods and Application Peter Adams, Allen Robinson Mechanical Engineering Computational Modeler (Intern) at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
2015 Yi Tan Pollutant mapping in Pittsburgh Albert Presto Mechanical Engineering Researcher at the International Council on Clean Transportation
2015 Tim Dallmann Spatial mapping of urban air pollution Albert Presto Mechanical Engineering Air Pollution Specialist at California Air Resources Board
2014 Melissa Day Atmospheric Organic Aerosol and Climate Change Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering AAAS Fellow, Washington, DC
2014 Ellis Robinson Mixing and Phase Behavior of Organic Particles Neil Donahue Chemical Engineering Research Associate, Chemical Sciences Division, NOAA
2013 Andrea Paciga Volatility of Organic Aerosol Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering Associate Engineer, Phillips 66
2013 Erica Trump Atmospheric Particulate Matter: Dynamic Modeling from Laboratory to Regional Scales Neil Donahue Chemical Engineering Customer Support Engineer, OSIsoft
2013 Anirban Roy Quantifying Source Contributions to Regional Particulate Matter and Ozone Allen Robinson, Peter Adams Mechanical Engineering Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Houston
2013 Daniel Tkacik Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation from Combustion Emissions: Molecular Studies to Highway Tunnels Allen Robinson, Peter Adams Civil and Environmental Engineering Communications Manager, Carnegie Mellon University
2013 Daniel M. Westervelt Characterizing the Sources of Cloud Condensation Nuclei Using a Global Aerosol Modeling Approach Peter Adams Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY
2012 Benjamin Murphy Sources and Chemical Evolution of Atmospheric Organic Particulate Matter Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering Post-Doctoral Researcher, Stockholm University
2012 Kaytlin Henry The Formation and Aging of Secondary Organic Aerosol from alpha-Pinene Oxidation Neil Donahue Chemical Engineering Senior Engineer, Dow Chemical
2012 Heber J. Chacon-Madrid The Fragmentation vs. Functionalization Paths of Molecules during Atmospheric Chemical Aging Neil Donahue Chemistry Research Scientist, Intel in Phoenix, AZ
2012 Timothy Gordon Secondary Organic Aerosol from On- and Off-Road Combustion Emissions: Scientific and Policy Perspectives Allen Robinson Engineering and Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Science Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA
2012 Shantanu Jathar Modeling Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation From Emissions of Combustion Sources Allen Robinson, Peter Adams Engineering and Public Policy Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University
2012 Andrew May Quantifying Gas-Particle Partitioning of Primary Organic Aerosol from Combustion Sources Allen Robinson Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, The Ohio State University
2011 Lea Hildebrandt Atmospheric Organic Particulate Matter: Measurements, Models and Mitigation Spyros Pandis, Neil Donahue Chemical Engineering and Public Policy Assistant Professor, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
2011 Greg T. Drozd Ozonolysis Intermediate Dynamics and Hydroperoxide Photodissociation in the Atmosphere Neil Donahue Chemistry Postdoctoral Associate, U. California Berkeley, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy and Management (Goldstein)
2011 Marissa Miracolo Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation from Emissions from Combustion Sources Allen Robinson Mechanical Engineering Consultant, Mars & Co.
2010 Gabriella J.E. Farnham Clouds and Climate: Ability of Atmospheric Particles to Uptake Water Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering ConocoPhillips Company in the Sustainability Technologies group of R&D to study air quality issues relevant to the oil and gas industry
2010 Byong Hyoek Lee Volatility of Atmospheric Organic Aerosol Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering
2010 Scott A. Epstein Organic Aerosol Chemistry and Thermodynamics at the Interface Neil Donahue Chemical Engineering Air Quality Specialist, South Coast Air Quality Management District
2010 Yunha Lee Evaluation of Aerosol Indirect Effect Including Aerosols-Precipitation Interaction Using a Fast and Accurate Global Microphysics Model Peter Adams Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Scientist, Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
2009 Kristina Wagstrom Characterizing the Orgins of Atmospheric Particulate Matter Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering Northeast Utilities Assistant Professor for Environmental Engineering Education, University of Connecticut
2009 Andrew Lambe Source Apportionment and Chemical Aging of Organic Molecular Markers Neil Donahue Chemical Engineering Senior Research Scientist at Boston College / Aerodyne Research Inc.
2009 Shazeen Attari Global Climate Change and Human Behavior: Decreasing Energy Consumption Cliff Davidson Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor, Indiana University
2009 Brian Fifarek Globalization, Offshoring, and the Location of Innovation: A Case Study of Rare Earth Technology Cliff Davidson Civil and Environmental Engineering Eaton Corporation, Milwaukee, WI
2009 Jennifer Logue Characterizing Air Toxics Exposure and Risk in Allegheny County and Evaluating EPA Modeling Tools for Policy Making Allen Robinson Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy Research Scientist, Residential Building Systems, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2009 Win Trivitayanurak Development of a Global Aerosol Microphysics Model Driven by Assimilated Meteorology and Evaluation Against Field Campaign Data Peter Adams Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmentalist, Department of Highways, Ministry of Transport, Thailand
2009 Elisabeth Gilmore Integrating Comprehensive Air Quality Modeling with Policy Analysis: Applications for Distributed Electricity Generation Lester B. Lave, Peter Adams Engineering and Public Policy and Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park
2008 Jeffrey Pierce Ultrafine Atmospheric Aerosols, Clouds and Climate Peter Adams, Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
2008 JaeGun Jung Regional Air Quality-Atmospheric Nucleation Interactions Spyros Pandis, Peter Adams Chemical Engineering Senior Associate, ENVIRON International Corp.
2008 Andrew Grieshop Sources and Atmospheric Transformations of Semivolatile Organic Aerosols Allen Robinson Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University
2007 Timothy Lane Source Contributions to Organic Aerosol in the Eastern United States Spyros Pandis, Neil Donahue Chemical Engineering Research Scientist at Battelle
2007 John Dawson Response of Regional and Urban Air Quality to Global Climate Change Spyros Pandis, Peter Adams Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy Environmental Consultant at Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2007 Amy Sage Atmospheric Oxidation of Organic Compounds: Gas-Phase Reactivity, Gas-to-Particle Conversion, and Particle Aging Neil Donahue Chemistry
2007 Allison Harris Resuspension of Particles from Soil Surfaces Cliff Davidson Civil and Environmental Engineering Senior Green Consultant, EcoWorks in Detroit, MI
2007 Manish Shrivastava Understanding Sources and Behavior of Primary Organic Aerosol Emissions in the Atmosphere Allen Robinson Mechanical Engineering Research Scientist, Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
2007 Emily Weitkamp Laboratory Studies of Oxidation of Primary Emissions: Oxidation of Organic Molecular Markers and Secondary Organic Aerosol Production Allen Robinson Mechanical Engineering Project Manager, Habitworks Inc.
2006 Jieyuan Zhang Nitrate Formation in the Atmosphere: Experimental and Theoretical Constraints Neil Donahue Chemical Engineering Vice President, DFG Energy Company LLC
2006 Albert A. Presto Atmospheric Ozonolysis of α-Pinene: Radical Generation and Aerosol Production Neil Donahue Chemical Engineering Assistant Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
2005 Satoshi Takahama Inorganic Thermodynamics, Acid-Catalyzed Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation, and Aerosol Crystallization: Implications for Fine Particulate Matter Regulation Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
2004 James G. Wilkinson Development and Application of Air Quality Modeling Tools to Determine Uncertainty in Biogenic Emissions, Source Impacts, and Area of Influence Spyros Pandis Engineering and Public Policy
2004 Natalie Pekney Trace Elements in Airborne Particulate Matter Cliff Davidson Civil and Environmental Engineering National Energy Technology Laboratory, U. S. Department of Energy, Pittsburgh, PA
2004 R. Subramanian Sampling, Analysis, and Source-Apportionment of Ambient Carbonaceous Aerosols Allen Robinson Mechanical Engineering Research Scientist, Carnegie Mellon University
2004 Eric Lipsky Measurement of Fine Particle Emissions from Combustion Sources: Design and Evaluation of Dilution Samplers and the Effects of Sampling Conditions Allen Robinson Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor, Penn State University Greater Allegheny
2003 Charles Stanier Ultrafine Particles in the Atmosphere: Formation, Emission, and Growth Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering Associate Professor, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Associate Research Engineer, IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, the University of Iowa
2003 Bonyoung Koo Atmospheric Aerosol Dynamics: Mathematical Models and Their Evaluation Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering Manager, ENVIRON International Corp.
2003 Juan C.Cabada-Amaya Sources and Physical Characteristics of Atmospheric Carbonaceous Aerosol Spyros Pandis, Allen Robinson Chemical Engineering
2003 Kathleen Fahey Cloud and Fog Processing of Aerosols: Modeling the Evolution of Atmospheric Species in the Aqueous Phase Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering
2002 Timothy M. Raymond Cloud-Aerosol Interactions in the Atmosphere Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering
2002 Wei Tang Effect of Wind-Driven Rain on Deterioration of a Tall Building: Numerical Modeling and Field Measurements Cliff Davidson Civil and Environmental Engineering U.S. EPA
1999 Celia Noemi Cruz Physicochemical Properties and Environmental Effects of Secondary Organic Aerosol Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering
1999 Kevin Patrick Capaldo Atmospheric Aerosols: Chemistry and Dynamics under Natural and Polluted Conditions Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering
1999 James J. Corbett, Jr. An Assessment of Air Pollution and Environmental Impacts from International Maritime Transportation Including Engineering Controls and Policy Alternatives Engineering and Public Policy Professor, School of Marine Sci & Policy, Public Policy & Administration, University of Delaware
1999 Asif Saeed Ansari Mathematical Modeling of the Physico-Chemical Behavior of Atmospheric Aerosols Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering
1999 Weiping Dai Numerical and Wind Tunnel Studies of Particle Transport, Deposition, and Rebound in Turbulent Flows Cliff Davidson Civil and Environmental Engineering Trinity Consultants, Dallas, Texas
1998 James Jason West Studies in Natural and Human System Response Relevant to Global Environmental Change Hadi Dowlatabadi, Spyros Randis Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1998 Christopher S. Gurciullo Heterogeneous Atmospheric Chemistry: Sulfate Production in Clouds, Fogs, and Aerosol Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering
1998 Maria Zufall Effects of Hygroscopic Growth and Waves on Dry Deposition of Atmospheric Aerosols to Natural Bodies of Water Cliff Davidson Civil and Environmental Engineering Trinity Consultants, Atlanta, Georgia
1997 Hampden Kuhns Spatial Variability of Greenlandic Ice Cores Cliff Davidson Civil and Environmental Engineering Researcher at the Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV
1995 Michael Bergin Fluxes of Chemical Species to the Greenland Ice Sheet Cliff Davidson Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor at Duke University
1992 Yee-Lin Wu Dry Deposition of Atmospheric Contaminants to Surrogate Surfaces and Vegetation Cliff Davidson Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
1991 John Borrazzo Uptake of Volatile Organic Compounds on Fibrous Surfaces Cliff Davidson Civil and Environmental Engineering U.S. Agency for International Development
Vicken Etyemezian Processes Affecting Soiling and Deterioration of a Tall Building Cliff Davidson Civil and Environmental Engineering Researcher at the Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV

Masters Degree Recipients

Year Name Dissertation Advisor Department Last Known Position
2014 Peter Leeman Homogenization of excimer laser beam for single-particle mass spectrometry Ryan Sullivan Chemical Engineering Photographer, filmmaker
2013 Nivedita Krishna Kumar Measurement of Evaporation Rates of Atmospheric Nanoparticles Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering PhD student, Gasphase and Aerosol Chemistry Group, Paul Scherrer Institute
2012 Longwei Li Continuous Operation of and Atmospheric Chemistry Simulation Chamber Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering Associate Technical Professional - Process, KBR, Inc.
2012 Junping Tang Simulating In-Cloud Secondary Organic Aerosol Production Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering
2012 William Burroughs Coating of Manufactured Metal-Oxide Nanoparticles with Secondary Organic Aerosol Neil Donahue Chemical Engineering
2011 Mrunmayi Karve Allen Robinson Mechanical Engineering Engineer, Navistar/International
2010 Joohyung Lee Secondary Organic Aerosol Coating of Synthetic Metal-Oxide Nanoparticles Neil Donahue Chemical Engineering
2008 Ngoc Nguyen Allen Robinson Mechanical Engineering US Patent Office
2007 Jung Ho Jae A Study of the Hyproscopicity of Atmospheric Aerosols Using the Dry-Ambient Aerosol Size Spectrometer (DAASS) Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering Senior Research Scientist, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
2005 Shaun Ferchak Biogenic Secondary Organic Aerosol as Cloud Condensation Nuclei: Aging Effects Spyros Pandis, Neil Donahue Chemical Engineering Wireline Field Engineer, Schlumberger
2004 Clint Edleman Characterization of FTIR, noise and nonlinearity MChe, Chemical Engineering
2003 Bhavesh Shah Modeling of SO2 Oxidation in the Atmospheric Aqueous-Phase and the Design of Semicontinuous Aerosol Monitors Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering Director, Industrial Solvents & Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
2000 Mulia S. Mandiro Continuous Measurement of the Size Distribution of Atmospheric Aerosol From 3 Nanometer to 10 Micrometer Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering
1998 Konstantinos G. Dassios The Mass Accommodation Coefficient of Ammonium Nitrate Aerosol Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina
1998 Dara Kieran Lillis The Effect of Fogs on Atmospheric Particulate Matter Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering
1997 Frederica Chaplin Turner Evaporation Rates of Secondary Organic Aerosol Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering

Postdoctoral Scholars

Year Name Research Topic Advisor Department Last Known Position
2014-2015 Nicholas Skarzynski Spyros Pandis Chemical Engineering U.S. Energy Information Administration
2013-2014 Daniel Tkacik Methane emissions from the natural gas system Allen Robinson Mechanical Engineering Communications manager, Carnegie Mellon University
2013-2014 Austin Mitchell Methane emissions from the natural gas system Allen Robinson Mechanical Engineering Midstream Coordination Engineer, CONSOL Energy
2009-2011 Ilona Riipinen Aerosol microphysics, Gas-particle interactions, Atmospheric particle formation and growth. Spyros Pandis, Neil Donahue Chemical Engineering Associate Professor at Stockholm University in Sweden
2008-2012 Christopher Hennigan Air quality and climate impacts of biomass burning Allen Robinson Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County
2008-2009 Akua Asa-Awuku Organic aerosol mixing and cloud condensation nuclei Neil Donahue, Allen Robinson Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor, Chemical & Environmental Engineering, University of California Riverside
2008-2009 Manish Ranjan Characterizing atmospheric evolution of fine particle emissions from aircraft Allen Robinson Mechanical Engineering Sr. Process Development Engineer, Lam Research Inc.
2003-2006 Kara Huff Hartz Heterogeneous chemistry and atmospheric evolution of molecular markers Spyros Pandis, Neil Donahue, Allen Robinson Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University
1999-2003 Andrey Khlystov Pittsburgh Air Quality Study Research Manager Spyros Pandis, Allen Robinson Chemical Engineering Research Scientist, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Desert Research Institute
2004 Bao Chuong Neil Donahue Chemical Engineering Research Scientist, US EPA