Environmental Particles: Formation, Reaction and Air Quality
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Environmental Particles: Formation, Reaction and Air Quality

Britt A. Holmén

Associate Professor


Civil & Environmental Engineering Programs
School of Engineering
University of Vermont
33 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405
Office: 213B Votey Hall
Phone: (802) 656-8323
Fax: (802) 656-8446
E-Mail: baholmen@cems.uvm.edu
 
Connecticut Transit Hybrid-Electric Bus
 Agricultural PM Emissions Field Sampling   Light-duty Vehicle On-Board Emissions Project

Britt's undergraduate education was at a small liberal arts college in the middle of Maine. "If engineering had been an option at Colby, I would have been an engineer from the start", she says today, although she is also very grateful for having had the opportunity to obtain a liberal arts education. After obtaining her master's degree in geological oceanography, Dr. Holmén worked as a geochemist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (Cambridge, MA) and as an environmental consultant at Cambridge Analytical Associates (Boston, MA). These "real-world" experiences convinced her that she needed a Ph.D. in order to be the one making the decisions. She did her time at the 'other' school on the banks of the Charles River prior to heading west to UCD to work as a post-doc with Bill Casey (LAWR) in 1994. Atmospheric particulate matter became a focus of her lidar research at Crocker Nuclear Laboratory and as an adjunct faculty member in the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In August 2001, Dr. Holmén returned to the east "right" coast when she joined the University of Connecticut faculty as an assistant professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and was an active member of the UConn graduate Environmental Engineering Program. She was awarded tenure in Spring 2005 and transitioned to the School of Engineering within the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) at the University of Vermont in Fall 2006 where she continues her research on airborne particles.

* Post-doc, Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California Davis, 1994-1997
* Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology , 1995
* M.S., Oceanography, University of Washington , 1985
* B.A., Geology/ Environmental Science, Colby College , 1982