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Andrea Ferro
206 Rowley Laboratories
Clarkson University
PO Box 5710
Potsdam, NY 13699-5710
Phone: 315-268-7649
FAX: 315-268-7985
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B.S., University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1989)
M.S., Stanford University (1992)
Ph.D., Stanford University (2002)

Registered Professional Engineer, State of Massachusetts

Dr. Ferro teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental engineering, sustainable development, air pollution, and human exposure analysis. She is the faculty advisor for the Clarkson environmental conservation organization (ECO) and the Clarkson student chapter of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR).

Courses taught include:
CE/EV/BY313 - Biogeochemical Earth Systems
CE340 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering
CE477/577 - Atmospheric Chemistry (also listed as CM476/576, CH576)
CE491 - Senior Design (Water Resources/Environmental)
CE433/ES533 - Human Exposure Analysis
EV432/532 – Risk Analysis
CE434/534 – Sustainable Development Engineering

Research Interest
Dr. Ferro's research interests are in the areas of indoor air quality, fate and transport of pollutants in the built environment, resuspension of particulate matter, human exposure to pollutants, and exposure versus health effect relationships for nanoparticles and allergens/asthmagens.  Current projects are described on Dr. Ferro’s research website.

Recent Publications
Goldasteh, Iman, Goodarz Ahmadi and Andrea Ferro. 2013. “Wind tunnel study and numerical simulation of irregularly shaped particle resuspension from indoor surfaces in turbulent flow.” Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, in press. Online version DOI:10.1080/01694243.2012.747729.

Nazridoust, Kambiz, Goodarz Ahmadi, Chaosheng Liu, Andrea R. Ferro, Timothy R. McAuley, Peter A. Jaques, Philip K. Hopke. 2013. “Distribution of nanoparticles near a major U.S. and Canada trade bridge: comparison of simulations with field data.” Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 13: 3-12, 2013.

Amouei Torkmahalleh, Mehdi, Iman Goldasteh, Yijia Zhao, Nnennaya Mgbo Udochu, Alan Rossner, Philip K. Hopke, Andrea R. Ferro. 2012. “PM2.5 and ultrafine particles emitted during heating of commercial cooking oils.” Indoor Air, Vol. 22, pp. 483-491.

Tovey, Euan and Andrea Ferro. 2012. “Time for new methods for avoidance of HDM and other allergens.” Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, Vol. 12, pp. 465-477.

Goldasteh, Iman, Goodarz Ahmadi and Andrea Ferro. 2012. “A model for removal of compact, rough, irregularly shaped particles from surfaces in turbulent flows.” The Journal of Adhesion, Vol. 88, pp. 766–786.

McAuley, Timothy R., Ryann Fisher, Xiaodong Zhou, Peter A. Jaques, Andrea R. Ferro. 2010. "Relationships of Outdoor and Indoor Ultrafine Particles at Residences Downwind of a Major International Border Crossing in Buffalo, NY." Indoor Air, Vol. 20, pp. 298-308.

McAuley, Timothy R., Andrea R. Ferro, Philip K. Hopke, Peter A. Jaques. 2010. “Spatial measurements of ultrafine particles using an Engine Exhaust Particle SizerTM within a local community downwind of a major trade bridge in Buffalo, N.Y.” Aerosol Science and Technology, Vol. 44, pp. 1096-1104.

Raja, Suresh, Ying Xu, Andrea R. Ferro, Peter A. Jaques, Philip K. Hopke. 2010. “Resuspension of indoor aeroallergens and relationship to lung inflammation in asthmatic children.” Environment International, Vol. 36, pp. 8-14.

Xu, Ying, Suresh Raja, Andrea R. Ferro, Peter A. Jaques, Philip K. Hopke, Cheryl Gressani and Larry E. Wetzel. 2010. “Effectiveness of heating, ventilation and air conditioning system with HEPA filter unit on indoor air quality and asthmatic children's health.” Building and Environment, Vol. 45, pp. 330-337.

Ferro, Andrea R., Neil Klepeis, Wayne Ott, William W. Nazaroff, Lynn M. Hildemann, Paul Switzer. 2009. “Effect of interior door position on room-to-room differences in residential pollutant concentrations after short-term releases.” Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 43, pp. 706-714.

Zhang, Xinyu, Goodarz Ahmadi, Jing Qian, Andrea R. Ferro. 2008. “Particle detachment, resuspension and transport due to human walking in indoor environments.” Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, Vol. 22, pp. 591-621.

Qian, Jing, Andrea R. Ferro. 2008. “Resuspension of dust particles in a chamber and associated environmental factors.” Aerosol Science & Technology, Vol. 42, pp. 566-578.

Qian, Jing, Andrea R. Ferro, Kathleen R. Fowler. 2008. "Estimating the resuspension rate and residence time of indoor particles." Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, Vol. 58, pp. 502-516.

David Ogulei, Philip K. Hopke, Andrea R. Ferro, Peter A. Jaques. 2007. “Factor Analysis of Submicron Particle Size Distributions near a Major United States-Canada Trade Bridge.” Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, Vol. 57, pp. 190-203.

Andrea R. Ferro, Lynn M. Hildemann. 2007. “Inhalation Exposure, Uptake, and Dose,” in Ott, Wayne, Anne Steinemann, Lance Wallace, eds., Exposure Analysis, Taylor & Francis Group LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
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