Faculty Profile


  • Ph.D., Geophysical Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1986
  • M.S., Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1978
  • B.S., Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1976

Dr. Rodgers is the director of the Georgia Tech Air Quality Laboratory, holding academic and/or research appointments in the Georgia Tech Schools of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Public Policy. Dr. Rodgers has a long and distinguished record in air quality research, serving as principal investigator on research projects totaling more than $20 million since 1988 including numerous projects on field and laboratory measurements of pollutants and instrument development and intercomparison. Current activities include managing projects GRASP (Georgia Rural Aerosol Sampling Program) and ON-RAMP (On-Road Ammonia Measurement Program) both of which focus on particulate emissions, conversion and fate. In the area of mobile source emissions, he directs Georgia Tech's efforts in vehicle remote sensing and model validation and is Co-Principal Investigator on the development of the MEASURE model. Dr. Rodgers serves on EPA�s Mobile Source Technical Advisory Subcommittee and Emissions Modeling Workgroup, the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the International Standards Organization, ASTM International�s Committee D-22 on the Analysis of Atmospheres as well a numerous other technical and policy advisory committees.


  • Modeling and simulation of vehicle activity and emissions
  • Statistical analysis of vehicle emissions data
  • Environmental policy analysis
  • Laboratory and field measurements of gaseous and particulate pollutants including vehicle remote sensing and instrumented vehicles


  • Organizational Citation, Atlanta Clean Air Coalition (to Air Quality Laboratory) (1997).
  • Appointed Institute Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology (1994).
  • Appointed by Georgia Lieutenant Governor to State Senate Clean Air Solutions Study Commission (1993).
  • Professional of the Year, American Lung Association of Georgia (1992).
  • Winner of the 1986 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for Georgia Institute of Technology awarded by the Georgia Tech chapter of the Society of the Sigma Xi.
  • Appointed Institute Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Organizational Citation, Atlanta Clean Air Coalition (to Air Quality Laboratory)
  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Professional of the Year
  • Who's Who in American Men and Women of Science
  • Who's Who in Optical Science and Technology
  • Who's Who in Technology Today


  • Urban Form and Thermal Efficiency: How the Design of Cities can Influence the Urban Heat Island Effect.? B. Stone and M.O. Rodgers, Journal of the American Planning Association, in Press (April 2001).
  • Analysis of motor vehicle emissions during the Nashville/Middle Tennessee Ozone Study. Harley, R.A.; S.A. McKeen, J.R. Pearson; M.O. Rodgers,? W.A. Lonneman Journal of Geophysical Research 106(D4), 3559? (2001).
  • Pacific-Exploratory Mission in the Tropical Pacific: PEM Tropics-A, August-September 1996, Hoell, J.M., D.D.Davis, D.J.Jacob, M.O.Rodgers, R.E. Newell, H.E. Fuelberg, R.J.McNeal, J.L. Raper, R.J. Bendura Journal of Geophysical Research 104(D5), 5567 (2000)
  • Interpretation of Measurements of PAN, PPN, and MPAN Made During the 1994 and 1995 Nashville Intensives of the Southern Oxidants Study, J.M. Roberts, J. Williams, E. Williams, K. Baumann, M.P. Buhr, T. Ryerson, G. Hubler, F.C. Fehsenfeld, S.B. Bertman, G. Nouaime, C. Seaver, G. Grodzinsky, and M.O. Rodgers, J. Geophys. Res.
  • Photochemistry of Ozone Formation in Atlanta, GA: Models and Measurements, S. Sillman, K.I. Al-Wali, F.J. Marsik, P. Nowacki, P.J. Samson, M.O. Rodgers, L.J. Garland, J.E. Martinez, R. Imhoff, J.H. Lee, L. Newman, J. Weinstein-Lloyd, and V.P. Aneja, Atmos. Envr., 29, 3055, 1995.
  • Measurements of Atmospheric Biogeochemical Cycles from Geostationary Orbit, D. Pieri, R.T. McNider, M.O. Rodgers, B.N. Rock, H. Roberts, O. Huh, D. Simonett, and R. Smith, in Earth System Science from Geostationary Orbit, G.N. Wilson and J. Dodge, editors, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, October 1991.
  • Design Considerations for High Peak Power Ferrite Modulators, M.O. Rodgers, Electromagnetic Sciences Technical Bulletin #HP-2, September 1977, Revised December 1977. Reissued as Second Edition with Co-author J.C. Hoover, July 1981.