Faculty Profile

Mark J Rood

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mark J Rood
Mark J Rood
Professor
3230 E Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg
205 N. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 390-2237

Administrative Titles

  • Ivan Racheff Professor of Environmental Engineering

Primary Research Area

  • Environmental Engineering and Science

Education

  • B.S.E.S., Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1978
  • M.S.E., Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, 1982
  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, 1985

Biography

Mark J. Rood received a B.S.E.S. from Illinois Institute of Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Washington, all in Environmental Engineering. He is currently the Ivan Racheff Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois.
Dr. Rood has served as the Associate Editor for Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, as an Associate Editor of Journal of Environmental Engineering and as the Editor and Chief of Journal of Environmental Engineering. He was an Executive Board member and Treasurer of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, and he received the Distinguished Recognition Award from that Association. He is also the recipient of the ￿Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator Award￿ from the Air and Waste Management Association, ￿Best Research & Development Team Award￿ from DoD￿s Energy Research and Development Center, and the ￿Outstanding Cooperator￿s Award￿ from the Illinois State Geological Survey. Professor Rood was the Coordinator of the Environmental Engineering and Science Program at the U of I for six years. He is a member of the Environmental Engineering Committee of USEPA￿s Science Advisory Board. He actively participates on panels for USEPA, NSF, and DoD. Dr. Rood was the President of the Board of the Community Recycling Center in Champaign-Urbana and member of Urbana Park District￿s Advisory Committee in Illinois.
Professor Rood has taught on-campus and online environmental engineering courses including air-quality engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was recognized for his teaching abilities by inclusion in the ￿List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students￿ four times and recognized for his commitment to advising by receiving the ￿College of Engineering Excellent Advisor Award￿ four times at UI. He has advised more than 20 Ph.D. and 40 M.S. graduate students resulting in more than 80 peer-reviewed journal publications, eight book chapters, more than 100 conference proceedings, two patents, and one ASTM International Standard Test Method. He has provided more than 30 national and international invited lectures. His advisees have been placed at academic institutions, EPA offices, and the private sector. Eleven of his Ph.D. advisees became professors in USA, Taiwan, Canada, China, and Turkey.
Dr. Rood is a Fellow of the Air and Waste Management Association and Association of Environmental Engineering Professors and Scientists, and a member of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and Tau Beta Pi.

Academic Positions

  • Visiting Professor, Laboratoire de Thermocin￿que, UMR CNRS 6607, Polytech' Nantes - Universit￿e Nantes, La Chantrerie, France, 2015
  • Ministry of Education Overseas Scholar and Guest Professor, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, China, 2009-2019
  • International Chair Professor, National Taipei University of Technology, 2012-2015
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists, 2011-2012
  • Ivan Racheff Endowed Professor of Environmental Engineering, UIUC, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2005-present
  • Affiliate Professor, UIUC, Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, 2004-present
  • Coordinator, UIUC, Environmental Engineering and Science Program, 1999-2005
  • Professor, UIUC, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1992-1998, 100%
  • Auxiliary Faculty, University of Washington, Atmospheric Sciences, 1994-1995
  • Associate Professor, UIUC, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1992-1998, 100%

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Major Consulting Activities

  • Air and Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • PPG Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Kosin University, Pusan Korea and ERDC-CERL, Champaign, IL, CRADA
  • Keesal, Young & Logan, Long Beach, CA

Professional Registrations

  • Engineering in Training, Wisconsin, 1980

Research Statement

Professor Rood specializes in the use of physical and chemical principles to characterize the optical and chemical properties of ambient aerosols related to opacity, visibility, and climate change. These techniques use extractive-based and remote-based sampling techniques. He also pioneers the development of effective methods and materials to separate hazardous materials from gas streams and the separation and recovery of organic vapors/gases from gas streams for reuse in a sustainable manner.

Research Interests

  • Environmental Air Quality: aerosol chemistry and physics; ammonia emissions from agricultural fields; physical and chemical principles to separate and recover or destroy vapors and gases from gas streams in a sustainable manner

Chapters in Books

  • Hashmonay, R.A., Kagann, R.H., Rood, M.J., Kim, B.J., Kemme, M.R., and Gillies, J. (2009) An Advanced Test Method for Measuring Fugitive Dust Emissions Using a Hybrid System of Optical Remote Sensing and Point Monitor Techniques, Atmospheric and Biological Environmental Monitoring, Y.J. Kim et al. (eds.), DOI 10.1007/978-1-4020-9674-7, Springer Science+Business Media B.V 2009, pp. 73-81.
  • Du, K., Rood, M.J., Kim, B.J., Kemme, M.R., Franek, B., and Mattison, K. (2009) Digital Photographic Technique to Quantify Plume Opacity during Daytime and Nighttime, Atmospheric and Biological Environmental Monitoring, 7th International Symposium on Advanced Environmental Monitoring, Y.J. Kim and U. Platt (eds.), ADEMRC-7th, Springer-Verlag GmbH, pp. 39-50.
  • Varma, R.M., Hashmonay, R.A., Du, K., Rood, M.J., Kim, B.J., and Kemme, M.R. (2007) A Novel Method to Quantify Fugitive Dust Emissions using Optical Remote Sensing, 6th International Symposium on Advanced Environmental Monitoring, Y.J. Kim and U. Platt (eds.), ADEMRC-6th-I-C03, Springer-Verlag GmbH, pp. 143-154.
  • Rostam-Abadi, M., Hsi, H-C., Chen, S., Rood, M.J., Chang, R., Carey, T.R., Richardson, C.F., Rosenhoover, B. (1998) Development of Carbon-Based Adsorbents for Removal of Mercury Emissions from Coal Combustion Flue Gas, in Adsorption and its Applications in Industry and Environmental Protection Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, Vol. 120, edited by A. Dabrowski, Elsevier Science B.V., pp. 459-483.
  • Egami, R.T., Watson, J.G., Rogers, C.F., Ruby, M.G., Rood, M.J., and Chow, J.C. (1989) Method 502: Particle Fallout Container Measurement of Dust Fall from the Atmosphere, in Methods of Air Sampling and Analysis, edited by J.P. Lodge, Jr., 3rd Edition, Lewis Publishers, Chelsea, MI, pp. 440-445.
  • Watson, J.G., Rogers, C.F., Ruby, M.G., Rood, M.J., Chow, J.C., and Egami, R.T. (1989) Method 501: High Volume Measurement of Size Classified Suspended Particulate Material, In Methods of Air Sampling and Analysis, edited by J.P. Lodge, Jr., 3rd Edition, Lewis Publishers, Chelsea, MI, pp. 427-439.
  • Ruby, M.G., Rood, M.J., Waggoner, A.P., Robinson, E., Blumenthal, D.L., and Watson, J. G. (1989) Method 503: Integrating Nephelometer Measurement of Scattering Coefficient and Fine Particle Concentrations, In Methods of Air Sampling and Analysis, edited by J.P. Lodge, Jr., 3rd Edition, Lewis Publishers, Chelsea, MI, pp. 450-457.

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Yuen, W., Mao, Y., Gu, Y., Rood, M.J., Koloutsou-Vakakis, S. (2015) Ambient Plume Opacity Measurements Using a Video Camera Recorder and Digital Optical Method, 108th Annual Meeting of the Air and Waste Management Association, Raleigh, N.C., Paper 160.
  • Yuen, W., Gu, Y., Rood, M.J., Koloutsou-Vakakis, S., Mattison, K., Franek, B. (2014) Wavelength-Dependent Opacity Measurement and Uncertainty Using Digital Cameras and Smartphones, 107th Annual Meeting of the Air & Waste Management Association, Long Beach, CA, Paper 32347, pp. 13.
  • Balasubramanian, S., Wang, M., Koloutsou-Vakakis, S., and Rood, M.J. (2014) Modeling Temporal Variability in Gaseous Ammonia Emissions from Chemical Fertilizer Usage in Midwest USA, 107th Annual Meeting of the Air & Waste Management Association, Long Beach, CA, Paper 33187, pp. 17.
  • Johnsen, D.L., Zhang, Z., Emamipour, H., Yan, Z., Rood, M.J. (2014) Effect of Isobutane Adsorption on the Electrical Resistivity of Activated Carbon Fiber Cloth with Select Physical and Chemical Properties, 107th Annual Meeting of the Air & Waste Management Association, Long Beach, CA, Paper 32326, pp. 13.
  • Johnsen, D.L., Emamipour, H., Rood. M.J. (2013) Effects of activated carbon fiber cloth￿s physical structure, chemical composition, and adsorbed material on its electrical resistance, 106th Annual Meeting of the Air & Waste Management Association, Chicago, IL, Paper 2013-A-12476-AWMA, pp. 14.
  • Atkinson, J.D., Hung, P.-C., Zhang, Z., Chang, M.-B., Yan, Z., Rood, M.J. (2013) Adsorptive Destruction of Poly-Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Dibenzofurans Using Functionalized Activated Carbon, 106th Annual Meeting of the Air & Waste Management Association, Chicago, IL, Paper no. 12466, pp. 17.
  • Mallouk, K.E., Rood, M.J. Energy Requirements to Capture and Liquefy Isobutane in an Electrothermal Swing Adsorption System, 106th Annual Meeting of the Air & Waste Management Association, Chicago, IL, Paper no. 12253, pp. 12.
  • Zhang Z. Q., Atkinson, J. D., Song, H., Rood, M. J., Yan, Z. F. (2013) Structure Sensitivities of SAPO Zeolites on Catalytic Oxidation of Nitric Oxide, 106th Annual Meeting of the Air & Waste Management Association, Chicago, IL, Paper no. 12406, pp. 13.
  • Balasubramanian, S., Koloutsou-Vakakis, S., Rood, M. J. (2013) Identifying Spatial Heterogeneity in Ammonia Emissions from Agricultural Fertilization, 106th Annual Meeting of the Air & Waste Management Association, Chicago, IL, Paper no. 12549, pp. 14.
  • Yuen, W., Johnsen, D. L., Koloutsou-Vakakis, S., Rood, M. J., Kim, B. J., Kemme, M. R. (2012) Open Burning and Open Detonation PM10 Mass Emission Factor Measurements with Optical Remote Sensing, 105th Annual Meeting of the Air & Waste Management Association, San Antonio, TX, Paper no. 2012-A-61-AWMA, pp. 11.
  • Rood, M.J., Covert, D.S., Larson, T.V., and Waggoner, A.P. (1986) Characterization of Ambient Aerosol Volatility with Controlled Temperature Nephelometry, 79th Annual Meeting of the Air Pollution Control Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 86-40.8, 12 pp.

Invited Lectures

  • How to Write a Peer-Reviewed Manuscript and Respond to Reviewers' Comments Manuscript; How to read a Technical Manuscript (2 day workshop)
  • How to Write a Peer-Reviewed Manuscript and Respond to Reviewers' Comments Manuscript; How to read a Technical Manuscript
  • NO Catalysis Using Activated Carbon Fibers, Zeolites, and Metal Organic Framework
  • Air Quality Engineering to Quantify and Reduce Emissions to the Atmosphere in a more Sustainable Manner
  • Separation of Particulate Matter from Industrial Gas Streams
  • How to Write a Peer-Reviewed Manuscript and Respond to Reviewers' Comments Manuscript
  • Air Quality for Healthy Cities
  • Particulate Emissions to the Atmosphere from Point and Fugitive Emissions with Optical Remote Sensing Techniques

Journal Editorships

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Technology and Innovation, new Elsevier journal (2014-present)
  • Editorial Board, Particuology, Elsevier (2012-present)
  • Member, Publications Committee, Air and Waste Management Association (2011-2014)
  • Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Journal of Environmental Engineering (2004￿2006)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Environmental Engineering (2002 ￿ 2004, processed > 300 new submissions/yr, converted the journal from a hardcopy submission and review journal to an electronic submission and review journal)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Environmental Engineering (1998￿2002)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Air & Waste Management Association (1994￿2004)

Professional Societies

  • Nominating Committee for Board of Directors, International A&WMA (2015)
  • Exceptional Education Award, International A&WMA (2013-present, Chairperson)
  • Student Platform Presentation Award Committee (2010) International Air & Waste Management Association, specialty conference, chairperson, Xian, China.
  • Board of Directors, International Air and Waste Management Association (elected member) 2010-2013
  • American Society of Testing Materials International (member) 2005-present, Chairperson of work group to develop digital camera method to quantify plume opacity from stationary sources (2001-2010)
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineering (Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member) 2005-present , Excellence in Environmental Engineering Awards Committee (member, 2009-present)
  • Journals and Practice Periodicals Committee, Environmental and Water Research Institute, ASCE (member) 2002-2004
  • Awards Committee, Environmental and Water Research Institute, ASCE (member) 2002-2004
  • Sigma Xi (member) 1995-~2005
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (associate member) 1988-present

Service on Department Committees

  • Awards Committee (member, 2013-2015)
  • EES Advancement Development/Industrial Contact Facilitator (before 2010-present)
  • Ad-hoc Faculty Scholar Nomination Committee (member, 2012, 2013)
  • Ad-hoc P&T Review Committee (member, 2011, 2013, 2014, chairperson, 2015)
  • Ad-hoc Three Year P&T Review Committee (member, 2011)
  • Advisory Committee (member, 2010-2012), elected
  • Grievance Committee (chairperson, 2009-2011), elected
  • Safety Committee (chairperson, 2009-present)
  • Advisory Committee (member, 2007-2010)

Service on College Committees

  • Safety Advisory Committee (member, 2013-2016)
  • Search Committee or Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering (member, 2013-2015)
  • Search Committee for Executive Associate Dean (member, 2013)
  • Academic Integrity Committee (member, 2012-present)
  • Ad hoc College of Engineering Bylaws Committee (chairperson, 2007-2012)
  • Ad-hoc Task Group on Gift and ICR Account Balances Committee (member, 2007-2008)
  • Cross-listing of Courses within CoE Subcommittee (Chairperson of subcommittee, 2008-2009)
  • Transformation of Engineering Education for the 21st Century Subcommittee, Executive Committee, CoE (member, 2007-2008)

Service on Campus Committees

  • Search Committee for Chancellor of UIUC (member, 2015-2016), elected
  • Executive Committee of the Graduate College (member, 2015-2017), program review sub-committee (member, 2015-present), Committee to assess Dean of Graduate College (chairpersn), elected
  • Global Issues Forum Campus Leadership Committee (Co-Chairperson, 2015-present)
  • Campus ad-hoc P&T committee to reassess tenure decision (member, 2012)
  • Educational Policy Committee, UIUC (member, 2007-2009)
  • Senate, Champaign-Urbana campus, UIUC (member, 2007-2009), elected
  • Budget Oversight Committee, UIUC (member, 2006-2008)
  • Partnership Illinois, member of ￿Clean Water, Air and Food￿ sub-council (member, 1998-2001)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Committee, UIUC (member, 1998-2000)

Service to Federal and State Government

  • NSF Panel 07, Arlington, VA, (member, 05 2015)
  • USEPA Panel, SBIR Phase 1, Washington DC, (member, 2013)
  • USEPA STAR Fellowship Panel, Dulles, VA (member, 2013)
  • USEPA Panel, SBIR Phase 2, Crystal City, Washington D.C. (member, 2012)
  • USEPA Panel, Crystal City, Washington, D.C. (member, 2011)
  • NSF SBIR Panel, Arlington, VA (member, 2011)
  • Advisory Board, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology (member, 2007-present)
  • NSF Workshop: Frontiers in Environmental Engineering Education, Tempe AZ, invited participant, Jan 8-10, 2007.
  • Community Recycling Center, Champaign, IL (Executive Board Member, 1993-1997; President of Board, 1994-1996)
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Proposal Panel, Austin, TX (member, 2001)

Other Outside Service

  • Review manuscripts, reports and/or proposals for National Science Foundation, Journal of Environmental Engineering, Aerosol Science and Technology, Atmospheric Environment, Department of Energy and Natural Resources (State of Illinois), Aerovironment, Inc., International Association of Water Pollution Research and Control, Particulate Science and Technology, Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, American Chemical Society, Journal Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Environmental Science and Technology, Journal Atmos. and Oceanic Technology, UI Research Board, Journal American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Energy and Fuels, Center for Indoor Air Research, and Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Journal of Catalysis, American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Environmental Technology, National Academy of Science, Natural Environment Research Council, UK, Chemical Reviews, UI Dept. of Agricultural Engineering, Journal of Aerosol Science, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, Journal of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Environmental Progress, J. of Environmental Management, Catalysis Today, Separation and Purification Technology, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, Atmospheric Research, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Sustainable Environment Research, Journal of Applied Surface Science, Particuology, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Environmental Technology & Innovation, Applied Petrochemical Research

Teaching Honors

  • Excellence in Guiding Undergraduate Research campus award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Award (2015)
  • Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator Award, International Air & Waste Management Association (2010)
  • Excellent Undergraduate Advising Award, College of Engineering (1991, 1993, 1994, 1999)
  • James M. Montgomery, Association of Environmental Engineering Professors, Thesis Advisor Award for thesis written by advisee Joseph Wood (1992)
  • Environmental Engineering Program Review, University Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia (1991)
  • Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1990, 1992, spring 1998, fall 1998, spring 2002, spring 2003, fall 2012)

Research Honors

  • Frank A. Chambers Excellence in Air Pollution Control Award, International Air & Waste Management Association (2015)
  • Visiting Professor, Polytech' Nantes - Universit￿e Nantes, La, France (2015)
  • Outstanding Contribution Award in International Cooperation, China University of Petroleum, 2015 (2015)
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Technology & Innovation (2014-present)
  • 2014 Qingdao International Scientific and Technical Cooperation Award (2014)
  • Grand Prize for University Research, Determining Atmospheric Plume Opacity Using Low-Cost Digital Still Cameras, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (2013)
  • Particuology (2013 - present)
  • International Chair Professor, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei Taiwan (2012-2015)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences, Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists, Xiamen, China (2011-2012)

Public Service Honors

  • Soporowski Award, International Air & Waste Management Association (2013)
  • International Air & Waste Management Association, Board member (elected), vice president (2012), finance committee (member, 2012-2013), scholarship trustees committee (member, 2010-present), Fellow (2008-present) (2011-2013)
  • Urbana Park District Advisory Committee, Urbana, IL (member) (~ 1988-1990)
  • Community Recycling Center, President of Board, Champaign, IL (1994-1996)
  • Community Recycling Center, Executive Board Member, Champaign, IL (1993-1997)

Other Honors

  • Engineering Dean's Club, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (2011-2012)