Faculty Member

Greg Evans

Email Address(es)
greg.evans@utoronto.ca
Office Phone
416-978-1821
Office Address
Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry 200 College Street Toronto, ON M5S 3E5
Website(s)
Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research, Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering
Division(s)/Office
Occupational & Environmental Health Division
Office of Global Public Health Education & Training
Position
Professor
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Non budgtry Crss

Research Interests

My 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 exposure of urban populations to traffic related air pollutants, development and application of high time resolution instruments for field studies, and the use of receptor modeling for sources identification and characterization.

Most of my research is executed through the 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.

As co-director of “Leaders of Tomorrow”, I am also interested in enhancing the positive impact of engineers on society by making leadership development an integral part of an engineering education. Current education research includes a study of teaching team effectiveness in large classrooms.

Education & Training History

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto, 1988
  • M.A.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto, 1984
  • B.A.Sc. (Honours), Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto, 1982

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • CHE 230 – Environmental Chemistry
  • CHE 2011 –Chemical Engineering Seminars
  • CHE 308 – Chemical Processes for Energy Generat6ion and Storage

Professional Summary & Appointments

2011-present Associate Director Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering 2009-present Cross Appointed to Dalla Lana School of Public Health 2008-present: Affiliated Scientist Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael’s Hospital 2005-present: Director, Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research 2006-present: Co-Director, “Leaders of Tomorrow” Engineering Leadership Development Program. 2005-2007: Vice Dean, Undergraduate, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto 2005 Jan-Jul: Acting Vice Dean, Undergraduate, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto 2003-2005, Chair First Year, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto 2000-present, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto 1995-2000, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto 1994-1995, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto 1990-1994, Assistant Professor, NSERC/Nuclear Industry Industrial Research Chair, Junior Chair Holder, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto

Honours & Awards

  • Joan E. Foley Student Quality of Student Experience Award, 2008
  • The Bill Burgess Teacher of the Year Award (Chemical Engineering) 2009
  • The Ontario Professional Engineers Award Engineering Medal- Research and Development 2009
  • 2010 American Society for Engineering Education St. Lawrence Section Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 2010 Engineers Canada Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education

Representative Publications

  1. Simpson, A. E.; Evans, G.J.; Reeve, D.W. “A Summer Leadership Development Program for Chemical Engineering Students” J. Leadership Education 11(1) 222-232 (2012)
  2. Rehbein P.J. G., C-H.Jeong, M.L. McGuire, and G. J. Evans “Strategies to Enhance the Interpretation of Single Particle Ambient Aerosol Data” Aerosol Sci. Technol. 46(5) 584-595 (2012) doi: 10.1080/02786826.2011.650334
  3. Sabaliauskas K, C-H. Jeong, X. Yao, Y-S. Jun, P. Jadidian and G.J. Evans “Five-Year Roadside Measurements of Ultrafine Particles in a Major Canadian City” Atmos. Environ 49 245-256, (2012) doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.11.052.
  4. Stroud C.A., M. D. Moran, P. A. Makar, S. Gong, W. Gong, J. Zhang, J. G. Slowik, J. P. D. Abbatt, G. Lu, J. R. Brook, C. Mihele, Q. Li, D. Sills, K. B. Strawbridge, M. L. McGuire, and G. J. Evans “Evaluation of chemical transport model predictions of primary organic aerosol for air masses classified by particle-component-based factor analysis” Atmos. Chem. Phys 12, 8297-8321 5939–6018, (2012) doi:10.5194/acpd-12-8297-2012
  5. Amatullah H., M.L. North, N. Rastogi, B. Urch, F. S. Silverman, G. J. Evans, J. A. Scott “Comparative Cardiopulmonary Effects of Size-Fractionated Airborne Particulate Matter”Inhalation Toxicology 24(3) 161-171 (2012) doi: 10.3109/08958378.2011.650235
  6. Sabaliauskas K. , G.J. Evans and C-H. Jeong “Source Identification of Traffic-Related Ultrafine Particles Data Mining Contest” Proceedings of the International Neural Network Society Winter Conference (INNS-WC2012) Procedia Computer Science 13, 99–107 (2012) http://doi 10.1016/j.procs.2012.09.118
  7. Knox A, N. Mykhaylova, G. J. Evans, C. J. Lee, B. Karney, and J.R. Brook , “Emerging Directions for Air Pollution Monitoring and Research in Service of Sustainability” In Press Science of the Total Environment (Oct 2012) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.07.096