Donald Dabdub

Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

PH.D., California Institute of Technology
M.S., California Institute of Technology

Phone: (949) 824-6126
Fax: (949) 824-8585

University of California, Irvine
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
EG 4226
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Air pollution dynamics. Atmospheric chemistry. Energy and Air Quality. Massively parallel computation.
Academic Distinctions
Pi Tau Sigma Honorary Professor Award, 2005
Gaspar de Portola International Fellowship, 2002
UCI Project Prometheus Teaching Award, 2001
National Science Foundation CAREER award, 2000
W. E. Schiesser Distinguished Lecture, Lehigh University, 1999
UCI Faculty Career Development Award, 1997-1998
William Corcoran Fellowship, 1990-1995
Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, 1987
Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, 1986
Research Abstract
Donald Dabdub is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Professor, Advanced Power and Energy Program at the University of California, Irvine. He completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology in 1995. Dr. Dabdub's expertise is in mathematical modeling of air pollution dynamics and numerical algorithms using high performance parallel computation. His main research effort is to develop new physics and chemistry for air quality models, to design new algorithms for the numerical solution of the governing equations of air pollution dynamics, and to study the impact of various energy-related scenarios on urban airsheds. He presented the Schiesser distinguished lecture at Lehigh University. Furthermore, he was awarded the Prometheus Teaching award for excellence at the University of California, Irvine. Outside of academia, Dr. Dabdub has served as advisor to various state and federal agencies including: The Air Resources Board of California, the California Energy Commission, John Wayne Airport, and the Lake Tahoe Science Consortium.
Multiscale simulations of tropospheric chemistry in the eastern Pacific and on the US West Coast during Spring 2002. Tang Y., Carmichael G. R., Horowitz L. W., Uno I., Woo J. H., Streets D. G., Dabdub D., Kurata G., Sandu A., Allan J., Atlas E., Flocke F., Huey L. G., Jakoubek R. O., Millet D. B., Quinn P. K., Roberts J. M., Worsnop D. R., Goldstein A., Donnelly S., Schauffler S., Stroud V., Johnson K., Avery M. A., Singh H. B. and Apel E. C. J. Geophys. Res. 109, D23S11, doi:10.1029/2004JD004513 (2004)
Comment on "Instantaneous secondary organic aerosol yields and their comparison with overall aerosol yields for aromatic and biogenic hydrocarbons" by Weimin Jiang. Knipping E. M., Griffin R. J., Bowman F. M., Pun B., Seigneur C., Dabdub D. and Seinfeld J. H. Atmospheric Environment 38, (2004) 2759-2761.
IMAGES-SCAPE2: A modeling study of size and chemically resolved aerosol thermodynamics in a global chemical transport model. Rodriguez M. and Dabdub D. J. Geophys. Res. 109, D02203, doi:10.1029/2003JD003639 (2004)
Modeling the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere of the South Coast Air Basin of California: 1. Ozone formation metrics. Griffin R. J., Revelle M. K. and Dabdub D. Environ. Sci. Technol. 38, (2004) 746-752.
Comparison of photochemical mechanisms for air quality modeling. Jimenez P., Baldasano J.M. and Dabdub D. Atmospheric Environment 37, (2003) 4179-4194.
Monte Carlo uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of the CACM chemical mechanism. Rodriguez M. and Dabdub D. J. Geophys. Res. 108, (D15), 4443, doi:10.1029/2002JD003281 (2003)
Development and analysis of a non-splitting solution for three-dimensional air quality models. Nguyen K. and Dabdub D. Atmospheric Environment 37, (2003) 3741-3748.
Impact of chlorine emissions from sea-salt aerosol on coastal urban ozone. Knipping E. M. and Dabdub D. Environ. Sci. Technol. 37, (2003) 275-284.
A coupled hydrophobic-hydrophilic model for predicting secondary organic aerosol formation. Griffin R. J., Nguyen K., Dabdub D. and Seinfeld J. H. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry 44,(2003) 171-190.
Modeling surface-mediated renoxification of the atmosphere via reaction of gaseous nitric oxide with deposited nitric acid. Knipping E. M. and Dabdub D. Atmospheric Environment 36, (2002) 5741-5748.
Modeling study of Cl2 formation from aqueous NaCl particles: Evidence for interfacial reactions and importance of Cl2 decomposition in alkaline solution. Knipping E. M. and Dabdub D. J. Geophys. Res. 107, (D18), 4360,doi:10.1029/2001JD000867 (2002)
Secondary organic aerosol: 3. Urban/regional scale model of size- and composition-resolved aerosols. Griffin R. J., Dabdub D., Kleeman M. J., Fraser M. P., Cass G. R. and Seinfeld J. H. J. Geophys. Res. 107, (D17), 4334,doi:10.1029/2001JD000544 (2002)
Secondary organic aerosol: 1. Atmospheric chemical mechanism for production of molecular constituents. Griffin R. J., Dabdub D. and Seinfeld J. H. J. Geophys. Res. 107, (2002) J. Geophys. Res. 107, (D17), 4332,doi:10.1029/2001JD000541 (2002)
NOx and VOC control and its effect on the formation of aerosols. Nguyen K. and Dabdub D. Aerosol Science & Technology. 36, (2002) 560-572.
Semi-Lagrangian flux scheme for the solution of the aerosol condensation/evaporation equation. Nguyen K. and Dabdub D. Aerosol Science & Technology 36, (2002) 407-418.
Two-level time-marching scheme using splines for solving the advection equation. Nguyen K. and Dabdub D. Atmospheric Environment 35, (2001) 1627-1637.
Effect of alveolar volume and sequential filling on the diffusing capacity of the lungs: II. Experiment, Tsoukias N. M., Dabdub D., Wilson A. F. and George S. C. Respiration Physiology 120, (2000) 251-271.
Experiments and simulations of ion-enhanced interfacial chemistry on aqueous NaCl aerosols, Knipping E. M., Lakin M. J., Foster K. L., Jungwirth P., Tobias D. J., Gerber R. B., Dabdub D. and Finlayson-Pitts B. J. Science 288, (2000) 301-306.
Determination of domain for diagnostic wind field estimation in Korea, Kim J. Y., Ghim Y. S., Kim Y. P. and Dabdub D. Atmospheric Environment 34, (2000) 595-601.
Estimate of global atmospheric organic aerosol from oxidation of biogenic hydrocarbons. Griffin R. J., Cocker D. R., Seinfeld J. H. and Dabdub D. Geophysical Research Letters 26, (1999) 2721-2724.
Analysis of ozone in the San Joaquin Valley of California, Dabdub D., DeHaan L. L. and Seinfeld J. H. Atmospheric Environment 33, (1999) 2501-2514.
Modeling bronchial circulation with application to soluble gas exchange: description and sensitivity analysis, Bui T. D., Dabdub D. and Geroge S. C. J. Applied Physiology 84, (1998) 2070-2088.
Size-resolved and chemically resolved model of atmospheric aerosol dynamics, Meng Z., Dabdub D. and Seinfeld, J. H. J. Geophys. Res. 103, (1998) 3419-3436.
Professional Societies
American Association for Aerosol Research
American Geophysical Union
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