Professor Greg Evans

 Greg Evans2
Greg. J. Evans,
Ph.D., P.Eng
Director, SOCAAR
Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Office: WB127
E-mail: greg.evans[at]utoronto.ca
Tel.: 416-978-1821 
My research examines the source and composition of airborne particles, a key pollutant contributing to episodes of poor air quality in large cities. This research utilizes a combination of advanced instrumentation and modeling to understanding spatial and temporal trends in the concentration, composition and origins of these particles. The goal is to make key connections between emissions of pollutants, the quality and composition of urban air, and the impact of aerosols on human health and the environment. Focus areas include the exposure of urban populations to traffic related air pollutants, development and application of high time resolution instruments for field studies, and the use of receptor modeling for sources identification and characterization.Most of my research is executed through the Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR). SOCAAR is an interdisciplinary centre for the study of air quality, with a focus on how aerosols impact human health and the environment. SOCAAR brings together medical personnel, atmospheric chemists and environmental engineers, and promotes collaborative research through access to state-of-the-art facilities and partnerships with government and industry. SOCAAR is part the Canadian Aerosol Research Network that I co-direct along with Prof Jon Abbatt.As co-director of “Leaders of Tomorrow”, along with Prof Doug Reeve, I am also interested in enhancing the positive impact of engineers on society by making leadership development an integral part of an engineering education. Current education research includes a study of teaching team effectiveness in large classrooms.