Research Associate Professor
Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering
B.S. - Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993
M.E. - Environmental Engineering, University of Florida, 1995
Ph.D. - Environmental Engineering, School of Public Health at University of North Carolina, 2002.
control of diesel particulate emissions
detection of volatile compounds in contaminated soils
control of mercury emissions from coal-fired boilers and industrial furnaces
emissions inventories for oil and gas development
improving clean air act policy and law
Research Accomplishments and Activities
Recent research projects have focused on the development of diesel exhaust particulate removal systems, to protect workers such as coal miners and bus drivers who spend considerable amounts of time around diesel engines. Additional research projects have focused on the development of field-ready methods for the detection of volatile organic compounds in contaminated soils at cleanup sites. New research into methods to reduce mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants and other coal industry.
We have an obligation to future generations to be good stewards of our environment. By doing so, we promote our own public health, economic growth, and long-term sustainability. We need the best and brightest minds to work on solving the problems of global climate change, urban air pollution, and unsafe working environments. The solutions are made by combining established and new techniques in chemistry, biology, physics, economics, and engineering.
Fundamentals of Air Pollution
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Meteorology (general education first-year course)
Kim J., Kim K., Armendariz A.J., Al-Sheikhly M. "Electron Beam Irradiation for Mercury Emissions Control." under review by the ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering.
Kim J., Lim Y., Son Y., Armendariz A.J. "Isoprene emission rates from deciduous trees in Korea
and their potential importance to air quality." under review by Chemosphere.
Armendariz A., Garcia A., Alvarez R., McMillan M., Feldman H. "Attainment Strategies for the
New Ozone Standard," Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual
Conference and Exhibition, Portland, OR, June 24-26, 2008.
Armendariz A.J., Farnoud A, Huang C. "Using Electrostatic Precipitation to Control Diesel
Exhaust Particulate Emissions," Proceedings of the 12th Mine Ventilation Symposium, Reno, NV,
June 9-11, 2008.
Armendariz A., K. Gowda, G. Carney, “Evaluation of a Technique for Detection of Petroleum
Hydrocarbons in Soils”, Journal of Environmental Engineering 134(2),145-149, 2008.