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Sivaraman Balachandran

Title: Asst Professor
Office: 784 Engineering Research Cntr
Tel: 513-556-1356
Email: balachsm@ucmail.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.E.; 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