Arezoo Khodayari

Asistant 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 addresses the interface between energy use, air quality and climate effects. 


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 courses and try to address the needs of the professional and business community in my teaching in order 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. I am particularly interested in environmental assessment of various energy options and how emissions from transportation sector affect atmospheric chemistry and consequently air quality and climate.


Title Date

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.


Brasseur G. P., M. Gupta, B. E. Anderson, S. Balasubramanian, S. R. H. 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 and C. Zhou, (2015), “ Impact of Aviation on Climate: FAA’s Aviation Climate Change Research Initiative (ACCRI) Phase II”, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00089.1.


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