PhD student, 2016 - present
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7431
Room: 14 Rosenau Hall
Office Phone : 919-966-1095
Advisors: Dr. Sarav Arunachalam and Dr. Marc Serre.
Award: ASCENT Center of Excellence 1st prize Annual Hartman student paper (2017)
My dissertation focuses on determining the contribution from individual anthropogenic emission sources to regional air quality and quantifying the impacts from potential emission abatement strategies. My work utilizes a specific sensitivity analysis, the Decoupled-Direct Method (DDM), as implemented in a chemical transport model, the Community Multiscale Air Quality Model (CMAQ), to estimate the contribution of on-road vehicle and aircraft emissions to air quality conditions in the United States and the potential benefits of reducing emissions from these anthropogenic sources. Iím currently working on:
1. Modeling the health co-benefits from policies aimed at reducing on-road vehiclesí impact on the climate in the Northeast U.S.
2. Modeling the air quality benefits from implementing alternative jet fuels at individual airports in the U.S.