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Sivaraman Balachandran

Title: Asst Professor
Office: 784 Engineering Research Cntr
Tel: 513-556-1356
Email: siv.balachandran@uc.edu


  • Ph. D, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013 (Environmental Engineering).
  • M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008 (Environmental Engineering).
  • B.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 1993 (Civil Engineering ).

Research Information

Research Support

  • (Collaborator), Balachandran, Sivaraman; Wei, Heng, Aermod vs. Caline - A comparative Performance Evaluation, Federal Highway Administration. (Trinity Consult sub FHWA DTFH6117C00028), $30,939.68. 09/15/2017 to 08/31/2018. Status: Active.


Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Krall, J.R., Mulholland, J. A., & Russell, A.G., Balachandran, S., Winquist, A., Tolbert, P.E., Waller, L.A., Sarnat, S.E (2016). (In Press). Associations between source-apportioned particulate matter and emergency department visits for respiratory disease in four US cities. Environmental Health Perspectives.
  • Gass, K, Balachandran, S., Chang, H., Russell, A.G., Strickland, M.J (2015). (In Press). Ensemble-based source apportionment of fine particulate matter and pediatric asthma emergency department visits. American Journal of Epidemiology, 181 (7), 504-512.
  • Oakes, M.M., Baxter, L.K., Duvalle, R., Madden, M., Xie, M., Hannigan, M., Peel, J., Pachon, J.E., Balachandran, S., Russell, A.G., Long, T.C (2014). (In Press). Comparing Multipollutant Emissions-based Mobile Source Indicators to Other Single Pollutant and Multipollutant Indicators in Different Urban Areas. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11, 11727-11752.
  • Hu, Y., Balachandran, S., Pachon, J., Baek, J., Odman, M. T., Mulholland, J. A., & Russell, A. G. (2014). (In Press). Fine particulate matter source apportionment using a hybrid chemical transport and receptor model approach. Atmos. Chem. Phys, 14, 5415-5431.
  • Balachandran, S., Pachon, J. E., Lee, S., Oakes, M. M., Rastogi, N., Shi, W., Tagaris, E., Yan, B., Yano, A., Zhang, X., Weber, R. J., Bergin, M. H., Mulholland, J. A., Zheng, M., & Russell, A. G. (2013). (In Press). Particulate and gas sampling of a prescribed fire in south Georgia, USA. Atmospheric Environment, 81, 125-135.
  • Balachandran, S., Chang, H., Pachon, J. E., Holmes, H. A., Mulholland, J. A., & Russell, A. G. (2013). (In Press). A Bayesian – based ensemble technique for source apportionment of PM2.5. Environmental Science and Technology, 47 (23), 13511-8.
  • Maier, M. L., Balachandran, S., Sarnat, S. E., Turner, J. R., Mulholland, J. A., & Russell, A. G. (2013). (In Press). Application of an ensemble-trained source apportionment approach at a site impacted by multiple point sources. Environmental Science and Technology, 47 (8), 3743-3751.
  • Balachandran, S., Pachon, J. E., Hu, Y., Lee, D., Mulholland, J. A., & Russell, A. G. (2012). (In Press). Ensemble-trained source apportionment of fine particulate matter and method uncertainty analysis. Atmospheric Environment, 61, 387-394.
  • Pachon, J. E., Balachandran, S., Hu, Y. T., Mulholland, J. A., Darrow, L. A., Sarnat, J. A., Tolbert, P. E., & Russell, A. G. (2012). (In Press). Development of outcome-based, multipollutant mobile source indicators. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 62 (4), 431-442.
  • Pachon, J. E., Balachandran, S., Hu, Y. T., Weber, R. J., Mulholland, J. A., & Russell, A. G. (2010). (In Press). Comparison of SOC estimates and uncertainties from aerosol chemical composition and gas phase data in Atlanta. Atmospheric Environment, 44 (32), 3907-3914.
  • Lee, D., Balachandran, S., Pachon, J., Shankaran, R., Lee, S., Mulholland, J. A., & Russell, A. G. (2009). (In Press). Ensemble-Trained PM2.5 Source Apportionment Approach for Health Studies. Environmental Science & Technology, 43 (18), 7023-7031.
  • Hillamo, R. E., Kerminen, V. M., Maenhaut, W., Jaffrezo, J. L., Balachandran, S., & Davidson, C. I. (1993). (In Press). Distributions of atmospheric trace-elements at Dye-3, Greenland. 1. Distribution characteristics and dry deposition velocities. Atmospheric Environment Part A-General Topics, 27 (17-18), 2787-2802.

Presentations & Lectures

Poster Presentations

  • Balachandran (2012). A Bayesian Ensemble-Trained Method for Source Apportionment of PM2.5 Community Modeling and Analysis System (CMAS) Annual Conference, Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Balachandran (2012). Verification of Fire Weather Forecasts Using PM2.5 Sensitivity Analysis American Association of Aerosol Research (AAAR) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Balachandran (2009). Analysis of a Prescribed Fire AAAR Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Experience & Service

Board Certifications/Licenses

  • Professional Engineer (Washington State) 2006