Student Supervision

  • Ph.D. Students: Advisor to 20 Ph.D. students, 19 of whom completed the Ph.D. degree with one additional Ph.D. student in progress at UT Austin (now officially supervised by Professor Atila Novoselac but with significant input by me).

    Past Ph.D. students have remained active in research and practice, including positions at Iowa State University, Penn State University, Portland State University, National University of Kaohsiung (Taiwan), National Institute of Standards & Technology, USEPA National Exposure Research Lab, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Research Council of Canada, AECOM, CH2M-Hill, ICF International, Daikin Global, and more.
  • M.S. Students:  Advisor to 56 students who completed the M.S. degree.

Past M.S. students have either gone on to complete or are currently in Ph.D. programs, or are largely working in consulting and industry.

  • Undergraduate Students:  Research advisor to 53 undergraduate students.
  • High School Teachers: Research advisor to three high school science/STEM teachers who completed a special Master of Education training program at UT Austin.

Doctoral Dissertations Supervised

  • Advanced Surface Chemistry for Removal of Pollutants from Indoor Air (Michael Wade, in progress) – Now supervised by Professor Atila Novoselac since departure from UT Austin.
  • Formaldehyde as an Indoor Air Quality Metric for Homes: Control Strategies and Energy Consequences (Mark Jackson, 5/2017)
  • Natural Inorganic Materials as Passive Air Purifiers in Buildings (Erin Darling, 5/2016)
  • The Nexus of Energy and Health: A Systems Analysis of Costs and Benefits of Ozone Control by Activated Carbon Filtration in Buildings (Josh Aldred, 8/2015)
  • VOCs, Ventilation, and Ozone in Retail Stores (Elena Nirlo, 5/2014; co-advised w/ Jeff Siegel)
  • Ozone Transport to and Removal in Porous Materials with Applications for Low-Energy Indoor Air Purification (Elliott Gall, 5/2013; co-advised w/ Jeff Siegel)
  • p-Dichlorobenzene and Naphthalene: Emissions and Related Primary and Secondary Exposures in Residential Buildings (Priscilla Guerrero, 5/2013)
  • Inhalation Exposures during Cleaning Activities (Matt Earnest, 5/2013)
  • The Use of Selective Materials to Reduce Human Exposure to Ozone and Oxides of Nitrogen (Clement Cros, 5/2013; co-advised w/ Maria Juenger)
  • Exposure to Hazardous Air Pollutants in Homes (Diana Hun, 2011; co-advised w/ Jeff Siegel)
  • Chemistry and Microbiology of Green Building Materials (Chi Hoang, 2009; co-advised w/ Kerry Kinney)
  • Refueling and Evaporative Emissions of  Volatile Organic Compounds from Gasoline-Powered Motor Vehicles (Christopher J. Quigley, 2007)
  • Emissions of 2,2,4-Trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol monoisobutyrate from Latex Paint (Chi Chi Lin, 2006)
  • Ozone Interactions with HVAC Filters (Zhao Ping; co-advised w/ Jeff Siegel)
  • Building Disinfection Chemistry: Heterogeneous Consumption of Gaseous Disinfecting Agents and Resulting By-Product Formation (Heidi Hubbard, 2006)
  • Fine Particle Formation in Indoor Environments: Levels, Influencing Factors and Implications (Md. Golam Sarwar, 2002)
  • In-Home Formation of Halogenated Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): Implications for Human Exposure and Indoor Air Quality (David A. Olson, 2002)
  • The Effects of Adsorptive Sinks on Human Exposure to VOCs in Indoor Air (Doyun Won, 1999)
  • Volatilization Rates of Chemicals from Drinking Water to Indoor Air (Cynthia L. Howard, 1998)
  • VOC Emissions from Municipal Sewers: Hot Spots (Jacek A. Koziel, 1998)

Faculty Advisor to Student Organizations

  • Initiated and served as faculty advisor to the Longhorn Student Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) in the 1990s.  A legacy of that effort has been a large number of undergraduate and graduate students at UT Austin who have received scholarships from the A&WMA and the Central Texas Chapter of A&WMA.
  • Served for three years as faculty advisor to the UT Student Chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), a student organization made up of mostly undergraduate students from across the Cockrell School of Engineering.