Environmental Sustainability and Pollution Control Research Lab


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
California State University - Los Angeles



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ESPC Research Lab: Our research focuses on developing sustainable engineering solutions for air and water pollution prevention and control, quantifying air quality and climate effects of various natural and human-made emissions, integrated environmental impact assessment, environmental sustainability, and energy-water-climate nexus.



DIRECTOR:
Arezoo Khodayari, Assistant Professor
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
California State University - Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: (323)343-4453
Email: akhoday@calstatela.edu

Research Publications


# Journal Attachment Year
1Khodayari, A., Vitt, F., Phoenix, D., & Wuebbles, D. J. (2018), The impact of NOx emissions from lightning on the production of aviation-induced ozone, Atmos. Environ., 187, 410-416.2018
2Phoenix, D., Khodayari A., Wuebbles, D. J. and Stewart K. (2018), Aviation impact on air quality present day and mid-century simulated in the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM), Atmos. Environ., 196, 125-132.2018
3Cameron, M. A., M. Z. Jacobson, S. R. H. Barrett, H. Bian, C. C. Chen, S. D. Eastham, A. Gettelman, A. Khodayari, Q. Liang, H. B. Selkirk, N. Unger, D. J. Wuebbles, X. Yue (2017) "An intercomparative study of the effects of aircraft emissions on surface air quality" J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 122(15), 8325-8344.2017
4Brasseur, G.P., M. Gupta, B.E. Anderson, S. Balasubramanian, S. Barrett, D. Duda, G. Fleming, P.M. Forster, J. Fuglestvedt, A. Gettelman, R.N. Halthore, S.D. Jacob, M.Z. Jacobson, A. Khodayari, K.-N. Liou, M.T. Lund, R.C. Miake-Lye, P. Minnis, S. Olsen, J.E. Penner, R. Prinn, U. Schumann, H.B. Selkirk, A. Sokolov, N. Unger, P. Wolfe, H.-W. Wong, D.W. Wuebbles, B. Yi, P. Yang, C. Zhou, (2016) “Impact of aviation on climate: FAA’s aviation climate change research initiative (ACCRI) phase II”– Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 97, 561–583.2016
5Khodayari, A., S. Olsen, and D. J. Wuebbles, (2015) “Aviation NOx-induced CH4 effect: Fixed mixing ratio boundary conditions versus flux boundary condition”, Atmos. Environ., 113, 135-139.2015
6Khodayari, A., S. Times, S. C. Olsen, D. B. Phoenix, and D. J. Wuebbles, J.-F. Lamarque, and C.-C. Chen, (2014) “Aviation 2006 NOx-Induced effects on atmospheric ozone and HOx in Community Earth System Model (CESM)”, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 9925–9939.2014
7Khodayari, A., S. C. Olsen, and D. J. Wuebbles, (2014) “Evaluation of aviation NOx-induced radiative forcings for 2005 and 2050”, Atmos. Environ., 91, 95-103.2014
8Khodayari, A., D. J. Wuebbles, S. Olsen, J. S. Fuglestvedt, T. Berntsen, M. T. Lund, I. Waitz, I., P. Wolfe, P. M. Forster, M. Meinshausen, D. S. Lee and L. L. Lim, (2013) “ Intercomparision and evaluation of the capabilities of simplified climate models to project the CO2 effects of aviation on climate”, Atmos. Environ., 75, 321-328.2013
9Olsen, S. C. G. P. Brasseur, D. J. Wuebbles, S. R. H. Barrett, H. Dang, S. D. Eastham, M. Z. Jacobson, A. Khodayari, H. Selkirk, A. Sokolov, N. Unger, (2013) “Comparison of model estimates of the effects of aviation emissions on atmospheric ozone and methane”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 6004-6009.2013
10Lu, Y., X. Ye, Z. Zhang, A. Khodayari, T. Djukadi, (2011),“Development of a carbonate absorption-based process for post-combustion CO2 capture: The role of biocatalyst to promote CO2 absorption rate”, Energy Procedia, Volume 4, Pages 1286-1293.2011

Research Projects


# Title
1Quantifying air quality and climate impacts of aviation emissions using 3-Dimentional climate models
2Assessment of pollution transport and quantification of its health burden in Los Angeles
3Phosphate removal from wastewater using Green Rust as an adsorbent
4Competitive adsorption of Nitrate and Phosphate on synthesized Iron Hydroxide minerals used for wastewater treatment purposes
5Development of an Environmental Energy Portfolio Management Tool for Cal State LA

Team


AREZOO KHODAYARI
Assistant Professor
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office Location: E&T A-216
Phone: (323) 343-4453
Email: akhoday@calstatela.edu


Dr. Khodayari is the founding director of Environmental Sustainability and Pollution Control (ESPC) research lab and her research is focused on developing sustainable engineering solutions for air and water pollution prevention and control, quantifying air quality and climate effects of various natural and human-made emissions, integrated environmental impact assessment, environmental sustainability, and energy-water-climate nexus.

Background
  • 2013-2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • 2013: Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • 2010: M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • 2007: M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • 2004: B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


ESPC Research Lab Team



2019 Team




Graduate Students



Carlos Linares, Research Assistant


ChandraMouli Rotta, Research Assistant



Eduardo Martinez, Research Assistant


Erika Flores, Research Assistant



Geeth Chadalawada, Research Assistant



Undergraduate Students



Jamaie Scott, Research Assistant


Soumya Puvvada, Research Assistant




Alumni

Aaron Corey
Kelvin Luo
Kevin Stewart

Advising


Faculty advisor for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE)


The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and receive the recognition and credit for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.

As a faculty advisor for SWE Dr. Khodayari helps the organization to access university resources and ensures that the organization is meeting all university requirements, and further helps students to navigate how to make the most of their college experience and reach their goals.





Faculty advisor for ASCE Environmental Competition Team


Dr. Khodayari does co-advise the ASCE Environmental Competition Team with Dr. Menezes.
Environmental competition team aims to design a water treatment system that can remove a combination of various contaminants typically found in wastewater.

If you are interested to join the competition team, send me an email, and I would be happy to discuss the possibility.
Click here to find more information about our competition teams.





Teaching


Graduate:
Environmental Mass Transfer
Environmental Transport

Undergraduate:
​Environmental Engineering I
Environmental Engineering II
Energy and Environmental Sustainability

Opportunities


Interested in joining ESPC?



We are constantly seeking highly motivated and energetic individuals to work with us. To express your interest, please fill out the Contact Form or email Dr.Khodayari at akhoday@calstatela.edu directly. Should an opportunity become available that aligns with your interests, ESPC will reach out to you.

Contact


Location


ESPC lab is located on the 2nd floor of ECST Building, California State University - Los Angeles.




ESPC Research Lab
Room # ET A-216
Depatment of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
California State University - Los Angeles
Phone: (323) 343-4453
Email: akhoday@calstatela.edu





CONTACT FORM