CACHE Director Tami Bond


Tami Bond is the Nathan M. Newmark Distinguished Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She joined the CEE Department faculty in 2003, and since 2007, she also has been an Affiliate Professor in Atmospheric Sciences.

Bond’s research addresses the interface between energy use, engineering decisions, atmospheric composition and global climate. Her research includes development of past, present and future global air pollutant emission inventories, including how policy, engineering, and individual choices affect future emission trajectories. Her group has made field measurements of particle emission rates and properties under remote and challenging conditions around the world, and they also examine the behavior of particle properties under laboratory conditions. The Bond group promotes a “decision-to-impact” framework that traces a causal chain from technology choice to emission rates to atmospheric behavior to net climate and health impact.

She teaches undergraduate courses in statistics and energy and environment, and graduate courses in air quality monitoring. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington, a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington.

Her awards include a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2014), a University Scholar at the University of Illinois (2012-2015), appointment as an American Geophysical Union Fellow (2015), and a National Science Foundation CAREER grant (2004-2008). She currently serves on a National Academy of Sciences panel on the Future of Atmospheric Chemistry, and as Convenor for an ISO working group on Clean Cookstoves and Clean Cooking Solutions.


Visit her personal webpage, “The Bond Research Group: Aerosols in the Global Environment.”

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