Faculty Profile

BIOGRAPHY

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1985.
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1980.
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University, 1979.

Prof. Armistead (Ted) Russell is the Howard T. Tellepsen Chair and Regents Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech, where his research is aimed at better understanding the dynamics of air pollutants at urban and regional scales and assessing their impacts on health and the environment to develop approaches to design strategies to effectively improve air quality. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, conducting his research at Caltech’s Environmental Quality Laboratory. His B.S. is from Washington State University. Dr. Russell was a member of EPA’s Clean Air Science Advisory Committee (CASAC) and a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, and he continues to serve on associated committees. He chaired the CASAC NOx-SOx, Secondary NAAQS review panel, the Ambient Air Monitoring Methods Subcommittee, and the Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis’ Air Quality Modeling Subcommittee, and was on the Health Effects Institute’s Report Review Committee. He was an Associate Editor of the journal Environmental Science and Technology. He currently co-directs the Southeastern Center for Air Pollution and Epidemiology and the NSF Sustainability Research Network “Environmentally Sustainable, Healthy and Livable Cities” project. Prof. Russell has recently received funding from the National Science Foundation, NASA, EPA, the state of Georgia, Phillips 66, Southern Company, the Electric Power Research Institute, CDC, the Health Effects Institute and NIH.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Air Pollution Modeling
  • Health Effects of Air Pollutants
  • Aerosol Dynamics
  • Environmental Economics and Control Strategy Design
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Combustion Emissions Control
  • Computer Modeling
  • Numerical Methods

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Washington State University (2015)
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (2014)
  • National Associate of the National Academies
  • Regents’ Professor (2013)
  • Sustained Research Award (CEE, 2013)
  • Warren Lecture, Univ. Minnesota (2011)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Most influential individual to Intel Science Talent Search semifinalist (2013)
  • “Thank you” Teacher Appreciation (2011)
  • Guest Editor, Environmental Science and Technology, Issue on Particulate Matter and Health, July, 2009
  • Visiting Professor, King Mongkut's University of Technology (2008)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Athens (2006)
  • Distinguished Lecture, University of California-Riverside (2005)
  • Associate Editor, Environmental Science and Technology
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Atmospheric Environment
  • Outstanding Graduate Advisor (GIT)
  • Sustained Research Award (CEE)
  • Outstanding Leadership Award (CEE)
  • Plenary Lecture, AAAR (2004)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, J. Geophysical Research
  • Sigma Xi Sustained Research Award (GIT)
  • Georgia Power Professorship
  • Excellence in Review Award, Environmental Science and Technology
  • National Associate of the National Academies
  • Chaired two and served on five other NRC committees, an EPA FACA subcommittee, a White House/OSTP committee
  • Visiting Professor, National Taiwan University
  • Visiting Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • Smithsonian Scientific Computation Award: Finalist (one of 5 nationally)
  • 1990 Siggraph Award for a Scientific Visualization, Niccograph '90 Scientific Visualization, 1st place
  • Niccograph '90 Scientific Visualization, 1st place
  • Finalist, INA Visualization, Monte Carlo
  • Computer Graphics Society of Japan, 1st place, Scientific Visualization
  • Visiting Professor Fellowship, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Outstanding Young Scholar Fellowship (Japanese International Cooperative Research Fund)
  • Ralph Teetor Outstanding Professor Educator Award (SAE)
  • Air Pollution Control Association National Paper Contest -- First Place
  • Various Fellowships and Scholarships at Caltech and WSU

RECENT PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

ARTICLES
  • W Fang, T., V. Verma, J. T. Bates, J. Abrams, M. Klein, M. J. Strickland, S. E. Sarnat, H. H. Chang, J. A. Mulholland, P. E. Tolbert, A. G. Russell and R. J. Weber (2016). "Oxidative potential of ambient water-soluble PM2.5 in the southeastern United States: contrasts in sources and health associations between ascorbic acid (AA) and dithiothreitol (DTT) assays." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16(6): 3865-3879.
  • Friberg, M. D., X. Zhai, H. A. Holmes, H. H. Chang, M. J. Strickland, S. E. Sarnat, P. E. Tolbert, A. G. Russell and J. A. Mulholland (2016). "Method for Fusing Observational Data and Chemical Transport Model Simulations To Estimate Spatiotemporally Resolved Ambient Air Pollution." Environmental Science & Technology 50(7): 3695-3705.
  • Fang, T., V. Verma, J. T. Bates, J. Abrams, M. Klein, M. J. Strickland, S. E. Sarnat, H. H. Chang, J. A. Mulholland, P. E. Tolbert, A. G. Russell and R. J. Weber (2016). "Oxidative potential of ambient water-soluble PM2.5 in the southeastern United States: contrasts in sources and health associations between ascorbic acid (AA) and dithiothreitol (DTT) assays." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16(6): 3865-3879.
  • Johnson, K. K., M. H. Bergin, A. G. Russell and G. S. W. Hagler (2016). "Using Low Cost Sensors to Measure Ambient Particulate Matter Concentrations and On-Road Emissions Factors." Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss.
  • Lal, R. M., A. S. Nagpure, L. N. Luo, S. N. Tripathi, A. Ramaswami, M. H. Bergin and A. G. Russell (2016). "Municipal solid waste and dung cake burning: discoloring the Taj Mahal and human health impacts in Agra." Environmental Research Letters 11(10).
BOOKS
  • Russell, AG, “Combustion Emissions” in Air Pollution and Cancer, IARC Scientific Publication No 161, (K. Strait, A. Cohen and J. Samet, Eds.) WHO Press, World Health Organization, Switzerland
  • Odman, M. T., Hu, Y., Russell, A. G. and Chang, M. E., "Forecasting Ozone and PM2.5 in Southeastern U.S.," in Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XVIII, pp. 220-229 (C. Borrego and E. Renner, Eds.), New York: Elsevier (2007)
  • Cohan, D. and Russell, A (2006) “Cost-optimized air pollution control using high-order sensitivity analysis.” In Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XVII, Eds. C. Borrego and A-L Norman, Springer
  • Cohan, D. Hu, Y. and Russell, A (2006) “Alternative Approaches to diagnosing ozone production regime.” In Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XVII, Eds. C. Borrego and A-L Norman, Springer
  • Bergin, M., West, J., Keating, T. and Russell, A.G.. (2005), “Regional Atmospheric Pollution and Transboundary Air Quality Management," Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Annual Reviews, pp 1-37
REPORTS
  • “Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry” (2017). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
  • “Review of the Draft Interagency Report on the Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States" (2015) Greenbaum D., et al., National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington D.C.
  • “Sustainability and the US Environmental Protection Agency” (2011) Goldstein, B., et al., National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington D.C.
  • “Estimating Mortality Risk Reduction and Economic Benefits from Controlling Ozone Air Pollution” (2008) Bailar, J.C. et al., National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington D.C.
  • “Review of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program's Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.2, "Climate Projections Based on Emission Scenarios for Long-lived and Short-lived Radiatively Active Gases and Aerosols" (2007) Carroll, MA, et al. National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington D.C.