Current MeMBERS


Peter DeCarlo, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Environmental Health and Engineering

Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, 2007 University of Colorado

Research Interests: Using a mixture of research instrumentation and lower cost sensors to measure the chemical composition of particulates and gases in indoors, outdoors, and in the laboratory to better understand the intersection between energy, air quality, health, and climate impacts of human emissions. 


Twitter: @ProfPeteD

Postdoctoral Researchers

Ellis Robinson, Ph.D.  Postdoctoral fellow
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, 2014 – Carnegie Mellon University, 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.
Twitter: @ShipleyRobinson 
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.
Twitter: @MinaTehrani5

Graduate Students

Henry Colby, Ph.D. Candidate, Visiting Graduate Scholar from Drexel University
B.S. in Chemistry, 2017 Lock Haven 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.
Xinxiu Tian, M.A.Sc., Ph.D. student
M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, 2020 University of Toronto
B.S. in Geography and Environmental Engineering, 2018 Johns Hopkins University
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.
Twitter: @TianXinxiu
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.

Undergraduate Students