University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry

Greg J. Evans

EvansB.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng.

Director, Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR)
Director, Collaborative Graduate Program in Engineering Education
Associate Director, Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering, FASE
Principal Investigator, Evans Research Group

Room: WB127 | Tel.: 416-978-1821 | Email: greg.evans@utoronto.ca


Awards

Faculty Teaching Award, 2014
Allan Blizzard Award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Northrop Frye Award for Linking Teaching and Research, 2013
American Society for Engineering Education St. Lawrence Section Outstanding Teaching Award, 2010
Engineers Canada Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education, 2010
The Bill Burgess Teacher of the Year Award (Chemical Engineering), 2009
The Ontario Professional Engineers Award Engineering Medal- Research and Development, 2009
Joan E. Foley Student Quality of Student Experience Award, 2008

Memberships

Canadian Society for Canadian Engineering
American Association for Aerosol Research
Canadian Nuclear Society (past Chair of Toronto Branch)
Professional Engineers of Ontario
American Society for Engineering Education
American Geophysical Union

Research Interests

Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR)

SOCAAR is an interdisciplinary centre for the study of air quality, with a focus on how aerosols impact human health and the environment. SOCAAR brings together medical personnel, atmospheric chemists and environmental engineers, and promotes collaborative research through access to state-of-the-art facilities and partnerships with government and industry.

SOCAAR MAPLEMy research examines the source and composition of airborne particles, a key pollutant contributing to episodes of poor air quality in large cities. This research utilizes a combination of advanced instrumentation and modeling to understanding spatial and temporal trends in the concentration, composition and origins of these particles. The goal is to make key connections between emissions of pollutants, the quality and composition of urban air, and the impact of aerosols on human health and the environment. Focus areas include the development and application of high time resolution instruments in field work, such as single particle mass spectrometry, and the use of receptor modeling for sources identification and characterization.

Engineering Education and Leadership Development

I am also interested in enhancing the positive impact of engineers on society by making leadership development an integral part of an engineering education, and more generally promoting the evolution of what and how we teach engineers.  Related research examines the development and assessment of tools for in-class and on-line instruction of team effectiveness competencies.  Other interests include best practices in graduate research supervision and student development and education while pursuing PhDs and other research-intensive graduate degree programs.    

Selected Publications

Sheridan P.K. , G. Evans, and D. Reeve, “Understanding Teaching Assistants’ Assessment of Individual Teamwork Performance ” Proc. of American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, 2014

Jeong, C-H., D. Herod, E. Dabek-Zlotorzynska, M. L. McGuire and G.J.Evans, ”Identification of the Sources and Geographic Origins of Black Carbon using Factor Analysis at Paired Rural and Urban Sites” Environ. Sci. Technol. 47 8462-8470 DOI: 10.1021/es304695t (2013) 

Knox A, N. Mykhaylova, G. J. Evans, C. J. Lee, B. Karney, and J.R. Brook , “The Expanding Scope of Air Pollution Monitoring can Facilitate Sustainability Development” Science of the Total Environment 48 (15) 189–196 (March 2013) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.07.096

Rehbein, P; C-H Jeong, M. McGuire, X. Yao, J. Corbin and G.J. Evans, " Cloud and Fog Processing Enhanced Gas-to-Particle Partitioning of Trimethylamine"  Env. Sci. Technol.  45(10) 4346-4352 DOI: 10.1021/es1042113 (2011)

McGuire. M.L., C. -H. Jeong, J. G. Slowik, R. Y. –W. Chang, J. C. Corbin, G. Lu, C. Mihele, P. J. G. Rehbein, D. M. L. Sills, J. P. D. Abbatt, J. R. Brook, G. J. Evans “Elucidating determinants of aerosol composition through particle-type-based receptor modeling” Atm. Chem and Phys., 11, 8133-8155, doi:10.5194/acp-11-8133-2011, 2011


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