Air Quality: Science for Solutions

 The conference will be LIVE at UDAQ this year (a Zoom option might be available).

COVID Requirements will be the current recommendations from the Health Department.

7th Annual conference: Thursday, March 30, 2023
Registration deadline: March 20, 2023. Abstract deadline: February 27, 2023.
Conference Schedule

You can download the 2023 Conference Flyer.

Air Quality: Science for Solutions 2022 Conference Schedule (This page is actively being updated right now. It should be stable in a few days.)

Click on the presenter's name for the abstract. Click on the title for the speaker's slides. (Not all speakers submitted slides.) Click on the word "Video" to see a recording of the oral presentation. (Posters were not recorded.)

All oral presentations will be recorded. As soon as those are available after the conference we will put links here.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Oral Sessions and Conference Agenda


Start Stop Topic (& Slides) Principle Author (& Abstract) Video Session Chair
10:00 10:15 Welcome Jaron Hansen    
10:15 10:45 SIP Q&A and Introduction DAQ Staff: Becky, Sheila, Ryan   Cate Youatt
10:45 11:00 Break #1     Jaron Hansen
11:00 11:40 Keynote Address Ashley Miller  
11:40 11:55 Ozone and NO2 in the Uintah Basin Liji David   Seth Lyman
11:55 12:10 Assessing Wintertime Ozone Prediction Sensitivity to Photochemical Mechanism Greg Yarwood  
12:10 1:40 Lunch/Poster Session #1     Jaron Hansen
1:40 1:55 Modeling of Summertime Surface O3 in the Salt Lake Valley: Model Performance and Sensitivity Analyses Nancy Daher   Judy Ou
1:55 2:10 Impacts of the Great Salt Lake on Summer Ozone Concentrations Along the Wasatch Front John Horel  
2:10 2:25 Ambient Air Conditions and the Effects of Dust Storms Along the Wasatch Front Micah Marcy  
2:25 2:40 Revisiting Cache Valley Ambient Ammonia: Winter 2021/2022 Randy Martin  
2:40 3:10 Break #2/Poster Session #2     Jaron Hansen
3:10 3:25 Should Combined Heat and Power Systems be Part of Energy-efficiency Recommendations in a Constrained Airshed? Elaheh Safaei Kouchaksaraei   Randy Martin
3:25 3:40 Using a coupled fire-atmosphere model to simulate smoke impacts on urban air quality Derek Mallia  
3:40 3:55 Radon testing and risk characterization in the era of precision public health Judy Ou  
3:55 4:10 Investigation of Indoor and Outdoor Fine Particulate Matter Concentrations in Schools in Salt Lake City, Utah Daniel Mendoza  
4:10 4:20 Poster Awards Cate Youatt    
4:20 4:30 Goodbye Jaron Hansen    


Poster Sessions

Posters will be presented in person at the conference. The links below are the most current version of the posters. All posters will be available at both poster sessions.

Click on the author's name for the abstract. Click on the poster title for the poster itself. Student posters are eligible for cash awards and will be evaluated by an independent panel.

Principal Author & Abstract Poster Primary Topic Area Student
Jesse B. Brown Simultaneous Characterization of n-Alcohols (C=1-4) at and Below Aerosol Surfaces Atmospheric chemistry/physics Graduate
Tyler Elgiar Atmospheric Mercury in the Rocky Mountain Region Atmospheric chemistry/physics Graduate
Callum Flowerday Detection of Sulfur Dioxide by Broadband Cavity Enhanced Absorption Spectroscopy (BBCEAS) Atmospheric chemistry/physics Undergraduate
Noah Hirshorn Seasonal Significance of New Particle Formation Impacts on Cloud Condensation Nuclei at Storm Peak Laboratory Atmospheric chemistry/physics Graduate
Murtadee Hughes Wildfire Smoke Spectra and Long Distance Atmospheric Transport Atmospheric chemistry/physics Undergraduate
Dani Khoury Determination of 242 Organic Compounds in Fog Water by GC-MS, GC-MS/MS, and LC-MS/MS. Atmospheric chemistry/physics Graduate
Yuqin Qian In Situ Chemical Structure Detection of Organic Species at Aerosol Particle Surfaces and in Bulk Phase Atmospheric chemistry/physics Graduate
Corey L. Smithson Sensitivity of a GSLA Urban Canopy Model to Mesh Resolution Atmospheric chemistry/physics Graduate
Sam D. Faulstich Dispersion Modeling to Estimate Wildfire Smoke Transport During the Yosemite Rim Fire Emissions Sources/Inventory Graduate
John Lin Using Methane Observations to derive Top-down Estimates of VOC and NOx Emissions from Oil and Gas Production in the Uinta Basin Emissions Sources/Inventory No
Seth Lyman Oilfield Pumpjack Engines Emit Much Less NOx and More Organics Than Previously Assumed Emissions Sources/Inventory No
Derek Mallia Quantifying the impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown on urban emissions across the Salt Lake Valley Emissions Sources/Inventory No
Abby Mangum Characterizing Dust From Major Dust Sources Using Dust Flux Measurements, Isotopic Finger-Printing, and Major and Trace Element Analysis Emissions Sources/Inventory Graduate
Marla Perez-Loredo Intermountain Industrial Assessment Center (IIAC) Improves Air Quality through Energy Efficiency Emissions Sources/Inventory ??
Mark Sghiatti Summertime Ozone Production and its Sensitivity to NOx and VOCs in the Salt Lake Valley Emissions Sources/Inventory No
Reuben Attah Health effects of photochemically aged combustion derived particles Health Impacts Graduate
Grace Liu Using Machine Learning to Analyze the Effects of Air Quality and Meteorological Exposures on Mortality Health Impacts Undergraduate
Adriana Payan-Medina Association between Ultrafine Particle Exposure and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Health Impacts Undergraduate
Sara Nielson Measurement of Mixing and Ventilation Rates in Performance Halls to Characterize Risk of COVID-19 Transmission Indoor Air Quality Undergraduate
Jacob Boomsma Evaluating Numerical Models Considering Cold Air Pool Strength in the Central Valley of California Meteorology Graduate
Kaiyu Chen Estimating the impacts of 2021 heatwaves in the western United States Meteorology No
Sebastian W. Hoch PM2.5 and Ozone Transport Through a Salt Lake Valley Tributary Canyon Meteorology No
Ariel Cable Modeling the Impact of Land Use Changes on Utah Dust Emissions Modeling Undergraduate
Ty R. Hosler Sensitivity of peak windblown dust emission to soil particle size distribution in CMAQ Modeling Graduate
Andres Gonzalez Changes in Air pollution from the COVID-19 lockdown as revealed from TRAX-based monitoring Monitoring/Measurements No
Hayden Hedworth Estimating Error in Drone-Based Measurements Using Computational Fluid Dynamics Monitoring/Measurements Graduate
Steve Leavitt Multivariate Receptor Modeling with Widely Dispersed Lichens as Bioindicators of Air Quality Monitoring/Measurements Graduate
Tristalee Mangin Wildfire smoke event high ozone concentration general calibration model with z-score normalization using a low-cost metal oxide sensor Monitoring/Measurements Graduate
Spencer Reynolds Air Quality in Rural Sanpete County Monitoring/Measurements Undergraduate
Ryan Thalman Measurements of Vertical Ambient Temperature by Unmanned Aerosol System Monitoring/Measurements No