Research scientists and engineers
Ellis Robinson, Ph.D. Assistant Research Engineer
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, 2014 Carnegie Mellon, Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies (CAPS)
Research Interests: Air pollution exposure, with a focus on particulate matter composition and sources; indoor air pollution; spatial patterns of air pollution and mobile monitoring. Current research topics are indoor/outdoor air quality, and air pollution exposure in source-rich industrial environments.
Benjamin Nault, Ph.D. Assistant Research Scientist
Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Science, 2015 – University of California, Berkeley, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Research Interests: Instrumental development to investigate the sources and chemistry of gas-and particle-phase pollutants and how they impact air quality and communities.
Mina Tehrani, Ph.D., MPH Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. in Environmental Health, 2019 University at Albany / New York State Dept of Health
Research Interests: Assessing chemical aerosol exposures, with a focus on metals. Background is in metals biomonitoring; current research topics are outdoor air pollution and vaping.
Xinxiu Tian, M.A.Sc, Ph.D. Student
Research Interests: Using aerosol mass spectrometer and lower cost sensors to measure the chemical composition of particulates in building HVAC systems. Investigating the impacts of building HVAC systems on concentrations and chemical compositions of particulates.
Amira Yassine, MSc, Ph.D. Student
Research Interests: Study of atmospheric air pollution resulting from industrial emissions with a focus on metals and volatile organic compounds. Assess the impact of these industrial emissions on the health of the communities living next to the industrial facilities.
Shivang Agarwal, B.Tech, Ph.D. Student
Research Interests: Understanding Low Cost Sensor measurement science to make data more reliable.
Undergraduate and masters Students
Adriana Peña, M.S.E Student
Research Interests: Use of mathematical modeling and data analysis to develop data-driven solutions that quantify risk, facilitate environmental remediation, and improve human health systems.
Melina Krawchick, B.S./M.S.E Student
Research Interests: Study of atmospheric air pollution resulting from industrial emissions and assessment of impacts of these emissions on nearby communities.
Joey Stanley, B.S./M.S.E Student
Research Interests: Transportation pollution measurements with mobile lab and accessible rooftop sensors. Applying data management and creating API tools for alreadys constructed datasets.
Lalitha Aiyar, B.S./M.S.E Student
Research Interests: Study of atmospheric air pollution in urban areas with an emphasis on nitrous oxides and particulate matter
Maya Savory, B.S. Student
Research Interests: Study of indoor air pollution through HVAC systems
Tianyi Li, ScM in Environmental Health and Engineering (2020-2022)
Research Interests: Investigating and understanding both indoor and outdoor air pollution and how it affects human health. I’m also interested in broad environmental issues such as environmental pollution, risk assessment and management, climate change, and environmental justice.
Henry Colby, Ph.D. Candidate, Visiting Graduate Scholar from Drexel University
Research Interests: Evaluating impacts of electronic cigarette residue on indoor air. Understanding aminium salt formation, presence, and implications in laboratory and atmospheric aerosol measurements.