Arezoo Khodayari

Dr. 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

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

INTRODUCTION

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.


TEACHING 

Graduate

  • Environmental Mass Transfer
  • Environmental Transport

Undergraduate

  • ​Environmental Engineering I
  • Environmental Engineering II
  • Energy and Environmental Sustainability

RESEARCH

  • Developing sustainable engineering solution for water and air pollution prevention and control
  • Air quality and climate modeling
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Energy-water-climate nexus
  • Environmental impact assessment

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Development of an Environmental Energy Portfolio Management Tool for Cal State LA
  • Competitive adsorption of Nitrate and Phosphate on synthesized Iron Hydroxide minerals used for wastewater treatment purposes
  • Phosphate removal from wastewater using Green Rust as an adsorbent
  • Assessment of pollution transport and quantification of its health burden in Los Angeles
  • Quantifying air quality and climate impacts of aviation emissions using 3-Dimentional climate models
If you are interested to join my research team to work on any of these projects, send me an email (akhoday@calstatela.edu), and I would be happy to discuss research opportunities.

SENIOR DESIGN RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Evaluation of a residential condensing furnace combustion efficiency and exhaust emissions
  • Design and develop a smart gas meter
  • Biogas production using residential waste

STUDENT COMPETITION PROJECT

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 the link to find more information about our competition teams.

ASCE Environmental Competition Team  Team


CURRENT STUDENTS 

Environmental Sustainability and Pollution Control Group 

Graduates

Erika
Erika Flores
Project: Phosphate removal from wastewater using Green Rust as an
adsorbent 
Eduardo
Eduardo Martinez
Project: Competitive adsorption of Nitrate and Phosphate on synthesized
Iron Hydroxide minerals used for wastewater treatment purposes
                               

Undergraduates

Kelvin

Kelvin Luo 

 

 

Jamaie

Jamaie Scott

Aaron

Aaron Corey

 
 
 
   Project: Development of an Environmental Energy Portfolio Management Tool for Cal State LA

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

Title Dat

Khodayari, 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.05.057.

2018

Phoenix, 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.10.005.

2018

Cameron, 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. doi: 10.1002/2016JD025594.

2017

Brasseur, 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, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00089.1.

2016

Khodayari, 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, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.04.070.

2015

Khodayari, 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, doi:10.5194/acp- 14-9925-2014.

2014

Khodayari, 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, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.03.044.

2014

Khodayari, 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, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.03.055.

2013

Olsen, 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, doi: 10.1002/2013GL057660.

2013

Lu, 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 ProcediaVolume 4, Pages 1286-1293, doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2011.01.185.

2011