Simone Balachandran

Simone Balachandran

Assistant Professor


Ph. D: Georgia Institute of Technology 2013 (Environmental Engineering)

M.S.: Georgia Institute of Technology 2008 (Environmental Engineering)

B.S.: Carnegie Mellon University 1993 (Civil Engineering )

Research Support

Grant: #Trinity Consult sub FHWA DTFH6117C00028 Investigators:Balachandran, Sivaraman; Wei, Heng 09-15-2017 -08-31-2018 Federal Highway Administration Aermod vs. Caline - A comparative Performance Evaluation Role:Collaborator $30,939.68 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #R40540 Investigators:Balachandran, Sivaraman 09-01-2019 -08-31-2020 UC's Urban Futures Digital Futures Anchor Development Program YES! Northside: Youth Empowerment for Sustainability in Northside Role:PI $10,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #WSIC23-220513-001 Investigators:Balachandran, Sivaraman; Li, Tao; Lu, Mingming; Wang, Jun 07-01-2022 -06-30-2023 Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Exposure-Protection Integrated Communicator (EPIC) to Improve and Promote PPE Usages in Ohio Workplace Role:Collaborator 0.00 Hold Level:Ohio, State of


Peer Reviewed Publications

Krall, J.R., Mulholland, J. A.; Russell, A.G., Balachandran, S., Winquist, A., Tolbert, P.E., Waller, L.A., Sarnat, S.E (2016. ) Associations between source-apportioned particulate matter and emergency department visits for respiratory disease in four US cities .Environmental Health Perspectives, ,

Gass, K, Balachandran, S., Chang, H., Russell, A.G., Strickland, M.J (2015. ) Ensemble-based source apportionment of fine particulate matter and pediatric asthma emergency department visits .American Journal of Epidemiology, , 181 (7 ) ,504-512

Oakes, M.M., Baxter, L.K., Duvalle, R., Madden, M., Xie, M., Hannigan, M., Peel, J., Pachon, J.E., Balachandran, S., Russell, A.G., Long, T.C (2014. ) Comparing Multipollutant Emissions-based Mobile Source Indicators to Other Single Pollutant and Multipollutant Indicators in Different Urban Areas .International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, , 11 ,11727-11752

Hu, Y.; Balachandran, S.; Pachon, J.; Baek, J.; Odman, M. T.; Mulholland, J. A.; Russell, A. G (2014. ) Fine particulate matter source apportionment using a hybrid chemical transport and receptor model approach .Atmos. Chem. Phys, , 14 ,5415-5431

Balachandran, S.; Pachon, J. E.; Lee, S.; Oakes, M. M.; Rastogi, N.; Shi, W.; Tagaris, E.; Yan, B.; Yano, A.; Zhang, X.; Weber, R. J.; Bergin, M. H.; Mulholland, J. A.; Zheng, M.; Russell, A. G (2013. ) Particulate and gas sampling of a prescribed fire in south Georgia, USA .Atmospheric Environment, , 81 ,125-135

Balachandran, S.; Chang, H.; Pachon, J. E.; Holmes, H. A.; Mulholland, J. A.; Russell, A. G (2013. ) A Bayesian – based ensemble technique for source apportionment of PM2.5 .Environmental Science and Technology, , 47 (23 ) ,13511-8

Maier, M. L.; Balachandran, S.; Sarnat, S. E.; Turner, J. R.; Mulholland, J. A.; Russell, A. G (2013. ) Application of an ensemble-trained source apportionment approach at a site impacted by multiple point sources .Environmental Science and Technology , , 47 (8 ) ,3743-3751

Balachandran, S.; Pachon, J. E.; Hu, Y.; Lee, D.; Mulholland, J. A.; Russell, A. G (2012. ) Ensemble-trained source apportionment of fine particulate matter and method uncertainty analysis .Atmospheric Environment , , 61 ,387-394

Pachon, J. E.; Balachandran, S.; Hu, Y. T.; Mulholland, J. A.; Darrow, L. A.; Sarnat, J. A.; Tolbert, P. E.; Russell, A. G (2012. ) Development of outcome-based, multipollutant mobile source indicators .Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association , , 62 (4 ) ,431-442

Pachon, J. E.; Balachandran, S.; Hu, Y. T.; Weber, R. J.; Mulholland, J. A.; Russell, A. G (2010. ) Comparison of SOC estimates and uncertainties from aerosol chemical composition and gas phase data in Atlanta .Atmospheric Environment , , 44 (32 ) ,3907-3914

Lee, D.; Balachandran, S.; Pachon, J.E.; Shankaran, R.; Lee, S.; Mulholland, J. A.; Russell, A. G (2009. ) Ensemble-Trained PM2.5 Source Apportionment Approach for Health Studies .Environmental Science & Technology , , 43 (18 ) ,7023-7031

Hillamo, R. E.; Kerminen, V. M.; Maenhaut, W.; Jaffrezo, J. L.; Balachandran, S.; Davidson, C. I (1993. ) Distributions of atmospheric trace-elements at Dye-3, Greenland. 1. Distribution characteristics and dry deposition velocities .Atmospheric Environment Part a-General Topics , , 27 (17-18 ) ,2787-2802


Poster Presentations

Balachandran (2012. ) A Bayesian Ensemble-Trained Method for Source Apportionment of PM2.5 .Community Modeling and Analysis System (CMAS) Annual Conference, Chapel Hill, NC. .

Balachandran (2012. ) Verification of Fire Weather Forecasts Using PM2.5 Sensitivity Analysis .American Association of Aerosol Research (AAAR) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. .

Balachandran (2009. ) Analysis of a Prescribed Fire .AAAR Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. .