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Abdullah Mahmud
Abdullah Mahmud

Research Associate

Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA,2010

M.S., Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA,2005

M.Sc., Atmospheric Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK,2002

B.App.Sc., Environmental Science, RMIT-University, Melbourne, Australia, 1999

Dr. Mahmud’s primary research interests are in the field of regional air quality modeling and measurement of aerosols in the atmosphere.  More specifically, he is interested in understanding the fates of emissions from different sources including transportation source, health impacts from short and long-term exposure to air pollution, and the role of aerosols in global climate.  His PhD work addressed the study of global climate change impact on regional air quality for California, where he estimated climate impacts on regional ozone (O3) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) concentrations.  The study also included particulate matter (PM) exposure estimates for annual averages, and 24-hr averages during extreme events.  His project was funded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).  Dr. Mahmud is currently working on improving the secondary organic aerosol (SOA) module in the global chemical transport model, MOZART4 (Modeling for Ozone and Related Chemical Tracers version 4), where mass of SOA is underestimated .  SOA plays an important role in the atmosphere and affects both human health and climate.  The modeling work is being carried out in a LINUX based computer cluster designated for the newly formed Center for Climate and Aerosol Research (CCAR) at PSU. 

Dr. Mahmud’s teaching interests include courses on environmental engineering, air pollution control, climate change, and air quality modeling at undergraduate and graduate levels.   He joined Portland State in 2010, after graduating from the University of California at Davis.