Ezra Wood

Professional Title: 
Research Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Campus Address: 
149D Goessmann

B.A., Rutgers University, 1997; Ph.D., University of California – Berkeley, 2004; Postdoctoral research, Aerodyne Research, Inc., 2005 - 2006

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Air pollution & atmospheric chemistry.

Research Description: 

Dr. Wood’s research focuses on quantifying emissions, concentrations, and atmospheric transformations of airborne pollutants. Dr. Wood has developed a sensor for the quantification of peroxy radicals (HO2 and RO2) by chemical amplification - cavity attenuated phase shift (CAPS) spectroscopy for use in both chamber studies and ambient measurements. Additional CAPS-based measurement capabilities include NO2, organic nitrates, and NO3/N2O5. These species play central roles in the atmospheric chemistry of ozone and secondary organic aerosol. A related area of active research is quantifying the impact of airports on air quality.

Key Publications: 

Wood, E. C., Herndon, S.; Fortner, E. C.; Onasch, T.; Wormhoudt, J.; Kolb, C. E.; Knighton, W. B.; Lee, B.; Zavala, M.; Molina, L.; Jones, M. Combustion and Destruction/Removal Efficiencies of in-use Chemical Flares in the Greater Houston area. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, DOI: 10.1021/ie202717m (2012)

Wood, E. C., Canagaratna, M. R., Herndon, S. C., Onasch, T. B.; Kolb, C. E.; Worsnop, D. R.; Kroll, J. H.; Knighton, W. B.; Seila, R.; Zavala, M.; Molina, L. T.; DeCarlo, P. F.; Jimenez, J. L.; Weinheimer, A. J.; Knapp, D. J.; Jobson, B. T.; Stutz, J.; Kuster, W. C.; Williams, E. J. Investigation of the correlation between odd oxygen and secondary organic aerosol in Mexico City and Houston. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10(18), 8947-8968 (2010)

Wood, E. C., Herndon, S., Onasch, T., Kroll, J. H., Canagaratna, M., Kolb, C., Worsnop, D., Neuman, J. A., Seila, R., Zavala, M., and Knighton, W. B. A case study of ozone production, nitrogen oxides, and the radical budget in Mexico City. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9, 2499 – 2517 (2009)

Wood, E. C.; Herndon, S. C., Timko, M. T., Yelvington, P. E., Miake-Lye, R. C. Speciation and Chemical Evolution of Nitrogen Oxides in Aircraft Exhaust near Airports. Environmental Science and Technology, 42, 1884-1891 (2008)

Kebabian, P. L., Wood, E. C., Herndon, S. C., Freedman, A. A practical alternative to chemiluminescence-based detection of nitrogen dioxide: cavity attenuated phase shift spectroscopy. Environmental Science and Technology, 42, 6040-6045, (2008)

Ezra Wood Curriculum Vitae