Armistead G. Russell

Howard T. Tellepsen Chair, Regents Professor & Group Coordinator
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Prof. Armistead (Ted) Russell is the Howard T. Tellepsen Chair and Regents Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech, where his research is aimed at approaches to improve air quality and health, develop novel technologies to remove traditional air pollutants and carbon dioxide from emissions and develop advanced modeling methods to tackle environmental problems globally.  A particular effort of his group is to better understand the dynamics of air pollutants at urban and regional scales and assess their impacts on health and the environment to develop approaches to design strategies to effectively improve air quality. He also has been developing technoogies to remove atmospheric contaminants.  He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, conducting his research at Caltech’s Environmental Quality Laboratory. His B.S. is from Washington State University. Dr. Russell was a member of EPA’s Clean Air Science Advisory Committee (CASAC) and a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, and he continues to serve on associated committees. He chaired the CASAC NOx-SOx, Secondary NAAQS review panel, the Ambient Air Monitoring Methods Subcommittee, and the Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis’ Air Quality Modeling Subcommittee, and was on the Health Effects Institute’s Report Review Committee. He was an Associate Editor of the journal Environmental Science and Technology. He currently co-directs the Southeastern Center for Air Pollution and Epidemiology and the NSF Sustainability Research Network “Environmentally Sustainable, Healthy and Livable Cities” project. Prof. Russell has recently received funding from the National Science Foundation, NASA, EPA, the state of Georgia, Phillips 66, Southern Company, the Electric Power Research Institute, CDC, the Health Effects Institute and NIH.


Air Pollution Modeling, Health Effects of Air Pollutants, Aerosol Dynamics, Environmental Economics and Control Strategy Design, Atmospheric Chemistry, Combustion Emissions Control, Computer Modeling, Numerical Methods, Air pollution control, CO2 capture