Arezoo Khodayari

College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Department of Civil Engineering

Assistant Professor

Dr. Arezoo Khokayari


College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office Location: ET




Dr. Khodayari teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in wide range of topics in environmental engineering and her research is foused on air quality and climate effects of various natural and human-made emissions, integrated environmental impact assessment, environmental sustainability, and the energy-water-climate change nexus.


I enjoy teaching a full range of environmental topics such as environmental transport phenomena, air pollution control and modeling, climate change, atmospheric chemistry and other related topics. I try to integrate new research findings into my teaching and try to address the needs of the professional and business community in my course projects to best prepare students to tackle real-world problems.


My areas of research interest are air pollution and climate modeling, the linkages between air pollution, energy, and global warming, and developing state-of-the-art control technologies to reduce air pollution and promote environmental sustainability. I am particularly interested in environmental impact assessment of various energy options and how emissions from transportation sector affect atmospheric chemistry and influence both air quality and climate change on scales ranging from local to regional and up to global.


Title Date

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.




Postdoctoral Research Associate, Atmospheric Sciences, 2013-2015

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


PhD., Air Quality Engineering and Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2013

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


M.S., Air Quality Engineering and Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering,  2010

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


M.S., Chemical Engineering, 2007

Sharif University of Technology


B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2004

Tehran University