Tami Bond

Scott Presidential Chair in Energy, Environment and Health
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Tami Bond is the Walter Scott, Jr. Presidential Chair in Energy, Environment and Health. Her research has followed a thread from combustion, to atmospheric chemistry and climate, to technology change and future scenarios, to the intimate relationship between technology and human choice. Her work spans considerations as small as a particle’s skin and as large as a national transportation system in the quest to characterize the dance between humans, their energy use, and the atmosphere and climate. 

Dr. Bond first earned two degrees in mechanical engineering before succumbing to an interdisciplinary Ph.D. and pursuing a NOAA Climate and Global Change post-doc. She came to CSU in 2019 after 16 years in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Bond is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a 2014 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow.

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Research Interests

  • Household energy provision in rural and peri-urban areas
  • Human and infrastructure constraints on emission mitigation
  • Physical, optical and chemical properties of particles
  • Emission measurement and characterization, especially remote sources
  • Air pollutant emission inventories of the past, present and future


  • B. S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 1993
  • M. S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1995
  • Ph.D., Special Individual (Interdisciplinary), University of Washington, 2000

Awards & Honors

  • University of Washington, College of Engineering Diamond Award (2018)
  • Outstanding Publication Award, American Association for Aerosol Research (2017)
  • ISI/Clairvate Highly Cited Researcher (2015-18 (4 years))
  • American Geophysical Union, Fellow (2015)
  • Nathan M. Newmark Distinguished Professor (2014-present)
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow (2014)
  • University Scholar, University of Illinois (2012-2015)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER award (January 2004)

Selected Publications

  • T. Sun, L. Liu, M. G. Flanner, T. W. Kirchstetter, C. Jiao, C. V. Preble, W. L. Chang, and T. C. Bond, Constraining a historical black carbon emission inventory of the United States for 1960–2000, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124,, 2019.
  • R. Thompson, J. Li, C. L. Weyant, R. Edwards, Q. Lan, N. Rothman, J. Dang, A. Dang, K. R. Smith and T. C. Bond, Field Emission Measurements of Solid Fuel Stoves in Yunnan, China Demonstrate Dominant Causes of Uncertainty in Household Emission Inventories, Environmental Science and Technology, 53, 3323-3330, 2019.
  • C.L. Weyant, P. Chen, A. Vaidya, C. Li, Q. Zhang, R. Thompson, Y. Chen, R. Edwards, S. Kang, G. R. Shrestha, and T. C. Bond, Emissions from traditional biomass cookstoves from South Asia and Tibet using uncontrolled field measurements, Environmental Science and Technology, 53, 3306-3314, February 2019.
  • L. Liu, T. Hwang, S. Lee, Y. Ouyang, B. Lee, S. J. Smith, C. W. Tessum, J. D. Marshall, F. Yan, K. Daenzer, and T. C. Bond, Health and climate impacts of future U.S. land freight modeled with global-to-urban models, Nature Sustainability, 2, 105-112, doi:, 2019.
  • R. M. Hoesly, S. J. Smith, L. Feng, Z. Klimont, G. Janssens-Maenhout, T. Pitkanen, J. J. Seibert, L. Vu, R. J. Andres, R. M. Bolt, T. C. Bond, L. Dawidowski, N. Kholod, J. Kurokawa, M. Li, L. Liu, Z. Lu, M. C. P. Moura, P. R. O’Rourke, and Q. Zhang, Historical (1750-2014) anthropogenic emissions of reactive gases and aerosols from the Community Emissions Data System (CEDS), Geoscientific Model Development, 11, 369-408, 2018.