Armistead (Ted) G. Russell

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Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Dr. Russell is the Howard T. Tellepsen Chair and Regents’ Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Russell’s 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 currently co-directs the National Science Foundation Sustainability Research Network “Environmentally Sustainable, Healthy and Livable Cities” project and co-directed the Southeast Center for Air Pollution and Epidemiology. His research interests include air pollution modeling, aerosol dynamics, atmospheric chemistry, and combustion emissions control. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and major reports.

Dr. Russell is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a National Associate of the National Academies. Dr. Russell was a member of Environmental Protection Agency’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. Dr. Russell has been honored with numerous awards, including the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from Washington State University, the 2013 Regents’ Professor Award, and he was the Most Influential Individual to 2013 semifinalist for the Intel Science Talent Search.

Dr. Russell holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. He conducts his research at Caltech’s Environmental Quality Laboratory.