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Monica A. Mazurek
Monica A. Mazurek, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Dr. Mazurek has held joint academic and administrative positions at Rutgers University, and has generated over $6.7 M in external funding for new educational initiatives in addition to her active research grants. She directs Engineering Planet as part of middle school educational activities funded by two major research grants from the National Science Foundation. She directs and coordinates educational activities on the NSF grants Biocomplexity: The Roles of Resources, Competition, and Predation in Microbial Degradation of Organic Matter (NSF #0120453) and Polar Atmospheric Organic Compounds: Development of a Molecular Level Analytical Capability Using LC/MS-APESI (NSF #0120906).

She obtained her B.S. in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles and was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Environmental Engineering Science Department at the California Institute of Technology. Before joining Rutgers University she was a Research Chemist at Brookhaven National Laboratory in the Division of Environmental Chemistry and served as an Associate Program Director for the Atmospheric Chemistry Program, at the National Science Foundation.

In addition to her middle school education activities, she has active research programs in air quality engineering and in biogeochemical engineering. Current research awards amount to approximately $1.5M with support from the National Science Foundation, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Northeast States for Coordinate Air Use Management (NESCAUM), Chemical Manufacturers Association, Electric Power Research Institute, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Dr. Mazurek received the 2001 Haagen-Smit Award for a paper she co-authored on molecular composition, modeling, and source attribution of atmospheric fine particles. The award recognizes benchmark contributions to atmospheric chemistry and air quality research. As a current extension of this molecular level air quality engineering technology, she is funded by NJ, NY and Connecticut to support the development of EPA mandated State Implementation Plans (SIPs) for controlling sources of fine particles to this regional urban airshed.

To view the 2001 Haagen-Smit Award paper, Source Apportionment of Airborne Particulate Matter Using Organic Compounds as Tracers, please click on the reference below.

To view the public lecture "Controlling Sources of Fine Particulate Matter in Urban Atmospheres Using Organic Molecular Tracer Technology" presented by Prof. Mazurek as part of on A Special Seminar to Celebrate National Chemistry Week: Earth's Atmosphere and Beyond!, please click on the announcement to the left

Contact information:
Monica Mazurek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
School of Engineering
623 Bowser Road
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8014
tel: 732-445-3673
fax: 732-445-0577

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