Dr. Tami Bond is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and an affiliate professor in atmospheric sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Bond’s research addresses the aerosol chemistry, physics, and optics that govern the environmental impacts of combustion effluents. Her research includes development of past, present, and future global emission inventories, global simulations of aerosol transport and fate, and laboratory and field measurements of particle emission rates and properties. Dr. Bond is a member of American Geophysical Union and American Association for Aerosol Research, and an editor at Aerosol Science and Technology. She holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington, an M.S. in mechanical engineering (University of California, Berkeley) and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering (University of Washington, 2000). She held a NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship before joining the University of Illinois in 2003.
Dr. Mae S. Gustin is an associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Nevada in Reno. Her primary research interest is the study of the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment. Dr. Gustin’s current work focuses primarily on sources and sinks for atmospheric mercury and the pathways by which atmospheric mercury is input to ecosystems. Specific research topics include quantifying the contribution of natural sources of mercury to the atmosphere; understanding soil-plant-air mercury exchange processes; investigating fugitive mercury emissions from active gold mines; characterizing the role of plants in biogeochemical cycling of mercury; development of surrogate surfaces for measuring atmospheric mercury dry deposition as well as passive samplers for characterization of air-mercury speciation; measurement of air-mercury speciation and dry deposition at locations in Nevada, Utah, and the southeastern United States; and characterization of mercury concentrations, water quality, and sources of mercury to select reservoirs in Nevada. Other environmental contaminants of research include arsenic, trifluoroacetic acid and organophosphate pesticides. Her regular teaching responsibilities include the following courses: Environmental Pollution (sophomore level), NRES 467/667 Regional and Global Issues in Environmental Science (senior capstone), and NRES 765 Biogeochemical Cycles (graduate student class) Dr. Gustin received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in economic geology and geochemistry in 1988.
Dr. Gregory R. Carmichael, professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Iowa, is a leader in the development of emissions inventories for natural and pollutant substances and of chemical transport models at scales ranging from local to global. He has worked extensively