Tami C Bond

Tami C Bond
Tami C Bond
  • Adjunct Professor

Primary Research Area

  • Environmental Engineering and Science

Research Areas

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Professor Tami Bond joined the faculty in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2003. Since 2007, she also has been an Affiliate Professor in Atmospheric Sciences.

Bond teaches undergraduate courses in statistics and energy and environment, and graduate courses in air quality monitoring. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington, a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington.

Her awards include a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2014), a University Scholar at the University of Illinois (2012-2015), appointment as an AGU Fellow (2015), and a National Science Foundation CAREER grant (2004-2008). She currently serves on a National Academy of Sciences panel on the Future of Atmospheric Chemistry, and as Convenor for an ISO working group on Clean Cookstoves and Clean Cooking Solutions.


  • B. S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 1993
  • M. S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1995
  • Ph.D., Special Individual (Interdisciplinary), University of Washington, 2000

Academic Positions

  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Washington, 2000-2001
  • Affiliate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Atmospheric Sciences, 2007-present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2003-2009
  • Senior Visiting Scholar, Tsinghua University, Center for Earth System Science, 2011-2012
  • Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2009-2014
  • Affiliate Professor, Beijing University for Chemical Technology, 2018-present
  • Leverhulme Visiting Professor, University of Leeds, 2018-19
  • Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2015-present

Journal Editorships

  • Guest Editor, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, CARES Special Issue, 2012; East Asia Emission Assessment, 2013-present
  • Aerosol Science and Technology, Associate Editor, April 2009-April 2013
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Associate Editor, March 2008-December 2009

Professional Societies

  • ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Technical Committee TC/285 on Clean Cookstoves and Clean Cooking Solutions, Conceptual Framework Working Group, Convenor, 2014-2017
  • Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Co-chair, Standards and Testing Working Group, 2010-2012; Environment and Climate Advisory Board, 2015-2018
  • Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution, Member, 2006-2010 (CACGP is a sub-commission of International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, within International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, all United Nations bodies). One of three U.S. members elected to this 20-member Commission
  • Engineers in Technical and Humanitarian Opportunities of Service (ETHOS), Board of Directors, 2004-2006; Chair, Technical Committee on Cookstove Performance Testing, 2007-2010
  • American Association for Aerosol Research, Member, 1998-present; Session Chair, Feb 2005, Oct 2010; Invited tutorial, Sep 2006, Oct 2008, Sep 2013
  • American Geophysical Union, Member, 1996-present; Session Chair, Dec 2004, Dec 2006; Session Convener, May 2007, Dec 2016

Service on Department Committees

  • Chair, Environmental Engineering and Science group, 2015-2017
  • Search Committee, member, Construction Management, 2008-2009; general faculty, 2010, 2013, 2014
  • Search Committee, member, Department Head, 2009 and 2014
  • Curriculum committee, member, Civil & Environmental Engineering 2006-2009; 2017-present

Service on College Committees

  • College of Engineering Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2017-2018
  • GEBI Big Data Committee, 2015-2016
  • College Ad Hoc Committee on Energy & Environmental Sustainability, Jan-May 2007

Service on Campus Committees

  • Diversity Realized at Illinois through Visioning Excellence (DRIVE) Committee, 2016-2018
  • CEE representative to University Senate, 2013-2015
  • Chancellor/Provost Faculty Consultation group, 2013-2016

Service to Federal and State Government

  • Member, National Academy of Sciences Committee, Global Sources of Local Pollution: An Assessment of Long-Range Transport of Key Air Pollutants to and from the United States, 2008-2009
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences Committee, The Future of Atmospheric Chemistry Research, 2014-2016
  • Member, Science Advisory Board, Risk and Technology Review Screening Methods Review Panel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2017-18

Other Outside Service

  • Committee Member, Review of Purdue University Lyles School of Civil Engineering, March 2018
  • Reviewer, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report, Fourth Assessment Report (reviewed 2006), Sixth Assessment Report (reviewed 2018)
  • Advisory Board, Priestley Centre for Climate, University of Leeds, November 2018-present
  • Reviewer for journals: Aerosol Science and Technology, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Atmospheric Environment, Chemosphere, Climate Research, Energy Policy, Environmental Science and Technology, Geophysical Research Letters, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Journal of Aerosol Science, Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Journal of Wind Engineering, Nature, Nature Communications, Nature Sustainability, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Reviews of Geophysics, Science of the Total Environment, Science

Research Interests

  • Household energy provision in rural and peri-urban areas
  • Human and infrastructure constraints on emission mitigation
  • Physical, optical and chemical properties of particles
  • Emission measurement and characterization, especially remote sources
  • Air pollutant emission inventories of the past, present and future

Research Statement

Bond’s research addresses the interface between energy use, engineering decisions, atmospheric composition and global climate. Her research includes development of past, present and future global air pollutant emission inventories, including how policy, engineering, and individual choices affect future emission trajectories. Her group has made field measurements of particle emission rates and properties under remote and challenging conditions around the world, and they also examine the behavior of particle properties under laboratory conditions. The Bond group promotes a “decision-to-impact” framework that traces a causal chain from technology choice to emission rates to atmospheric behavior to net climate and health impact.

Primary Research Area

  • Environmental Engineering and Science

Research Areas

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)

  • none

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Revisions)

  • none

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

  • none

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Revisions)

  • none

Chapters in Books

  • Co-author, “Tropospheric Aerosols,” in Atmospheric Chemistry in a Changing World, G. Brasseur, R. G. Prinn, and A. A. P. Pszenny, eds. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2003.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • T. Sun, L. Liu, M. G. Flanner, T. W. Kirchstetter, C. Jiao, C. V. Preble, W. L. Chang, and T. C. Bond, Constraining a historical black carbon emission inventory of the United States for 1960–2000, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JD030201, 2019.
  • R. Thompson, J. Li, C. L. Weyant, R. Edwards, Q. Lan, N. Rothman, J. Dang, A. Dang, K. R. Smith and T. C. Bond, Field Emission Measurements of Solid Fuel Stoves in Yunnan, China Demonstrate Dominant Causes of Uncertainty in Household Emission Inventories, Environmental Science and Technology, 53, 3323-3330, 2019.
  • C.L. Weyant, P. Chen, A. Vaidya, C. Li, Q. Zhang, R. Thompson, Y. Chen, R. Edwards, S. Kang, G. R. Shrestha, and T. C. Bond, Emissions from traditional biomass cookstoves from South Asia and Tibet using uncontrolled field measurements, Environmental Science and Technology, 53, 3306-3314, February 2019.
  • L. Liu, T. Hwang, S. Lee, Y. Ouyang, B. Lee, S. J. Smith, C. W. Tessum, J. D. Marshall, F. Yan, K. Daenzer, and T. C. Bond, Health and climate impacts of future U.S. land freight modeled with global-to-urban models, Nature Sustainability, 2, 105-112, doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0224-3, 2019.
  • R. M. Hoesly, S. J. Smith, L. Feng, Z. Klimont, G. Janssens-Maenhout, T. Pitkanen, J. J. Seibert, L. Vu, R. J. Andres, R. M. Bolt, T. C. Bond, L. Dawidowski, N. Kholod, J. Kurokawa, M. Li, L. Liu, Z. Lu, M. C. P. Moura, P. R. O'Rourke, and Q. Zhang, Historical (1750-2014) anthropogenic emissions of reactive gases and aerosols from the Community Emissions Data System (CEDS), Geoscientific Model Development, 11, 369-408, 2018.
  • Y. Chen, B. Singh, P.-L. Ma, P. Rasch, T. C. Bond, Investigating the linear dependence of direct and indirect radiative forcing on emission of carbonaceous aerosols, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JD027244, 2018.
  • N.L. Lam, B. Upadhyay, S. Maharjan, K. Jagoe, C. Weyant, R. Thompson, S. Uprety, M. Johnson, T. C. Bond, Seasonal fuel consumption, stoves, and end-uses in rural households of the far-western development region of Nepal, Environmental Research Letters, 12, 125011, 2017.
  • F. Mena, N. Riemer, and T. C. Bond, A plume-exit approach to determine cloud condensation nuclei activity of aerosols from residential biofuel combustion, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17, 9399-9415, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-9399-2017, 2017.
  • R. Edwards, M. Princevac, R. Weltman, M. Ghasemian, N. K. Arora, T. Bond, Modeling emission rates and exposures from outdoor cooking, Atmospheric Environment 164, 50-60, 2017.
  • M. Evans, N. Kholod, T. Kuklinski, A. Denysenko, S. Smith, A. Staniszewski, W. M. Hao, L. Liu, T. C. Bond, Black carbon emissions in Russia: a critical review, Atmospheric Environment, 163, 9-21, 2017.
  • J. Tian, B. Brem, M. West, T. C. Bond, M. J. Rood, N. Riemer, Simulating aerosol chamber experiments with the particle-resolved aerosol model PartMC, Aerosol Science and Technology, 7, 856-867, 2017.
  • L. Fierce, N. Riemer, T. C. Bond, Toward reduced representation of mixing state for simulating aerosol effects on climate, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Association, 971-980, May 2017.
  • T. W. Kirchstetter, C. V. Preble, O. L. Hadley, T. C. Bond; J. S. Apte, Large reductions in urban black carbon concentrations in the United States between 1965 and 2000, Atmospheric Environment 151, 17-23, 2016.
  • X. Li, Y. Chen, T. C. Bond, Light absorption of organic aerosol from pyrolysis of corn stalk, Atmospheric Environment 144, 249-256, 2016.
  • L. Fierce, T. C. Bond, S. E. Bauer, F. Mena, N. Riemer, Black carbon absorption at the global scale is affected by particle-scale diversity in composition, Nature Communications 7:12361, doi: 10.1038/ncomms12361, 2016.
  • C. L. Weyant, P. B. Shepson, R. Subramanian, M. O. L. Cambaliza, A. Heimburger, D. McCabe, E. Baum, B. H. Stirm, and T. C. Bond, Black carbon emissions from associated natural gas flaring, Environmental Science and Technology, 50(4), 2075-2081, 2016.
  • E. Winijkul and T. C. Bond, Emissions from residential combustion considering end-uses and spatial constraints: Part II, emission reduction scenarios, Atmospheric Environment, 124, 1-11, 2016.
  • E. Winijkul, L. Fierce, and T. C. Bond, Emissions from residential combustion considering end-uses and spatial constraints: Part I, methods and spatial distribution, Atmospheric Environment, 125, 126-139, 2016.
  • L. Liu, T. Hwang, S. Lee, Y. Ouyang, B. Lee, S. J. Smith, F. Yan, K. Daenzer, and T. C. Bond, Emission projections for long-haul freight trucks and rail in the United States through 2050, Environmental Science and Technology, 49(19), 11569-11576, 2015.
  • Z. Lu, D. G. Streets, E. Winijkul, F. Yan, Y. Chen, T. C. Bond, Y. Feng, M. K. Dubey, S. Liu, J. P. Pinto, and G. R. Carmichael, Light absorption properties and radiative forcing impacts of primary organic aerosol emissions, Environmental Science and Technology, 48(8), 4868-4877, 2015.
  • E. Winijkul, F. Yan, Z. Lu, D. G. Streets, T. C. Bond, Y. Zhao, Size-resolved global emission inventory of primary particulate matter from energy-related combustion sources, Atmospheric Environment, 107, 137-147, 2015.
  • L. Fierce, N. Riemer, T. C. Bond, Explaining variance in black carbon's aging timescale, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 18703-18737, 2014.
  • U. Rajarathnam, V. Athalye, B. Ragavan, S. Maithel, D. Lalchandani, S. Kumar, E. Baum, C. Weyant, and T. Bond, Assessment of air pollutants from brick kilns, Atmospheric Environment, 98, 549-553, 2014.
  • F. Yan, T. C. Bond, and D.G. Streets, Effectiveness of mitigation measures in reducing future primary particulate matter emissions from on-road vehicles, Environmental Science and Technology, 48(24), 14455-14463, 2014.
  • F. Yan, E. Winijkul, D. G. Streets, Z. Lu, T. C. Bond, and Y. Zhang, Global emission projections for the transportation sector using dynamic technology modeling, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 5709-5733, 2014.
  • C. Weyant, V. Athalye, S. Ragavan, U. Rajarathnam, D. Lalchandani, S. Maithel, E. Baum, and T. C. Bond, Emissions from South Asian brick production, Environmental Science and Technology, 48(11), 6477-6483, 2014.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • R. Subramanian, P. Boparai and T. C. Bond, "Charring of organic compounds during thermal-optical analysis: What can we learn about the carbonaceous aerosol?" American Chemical Society Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, March 2007.
  • T. C. Bond, A. M. Kanu, Y. Chen, and H. Sun, "Nature and causes of visible light absorption by primary organic aerosol from solid-fuel combustion," American Chemical Society Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, March 2007. (Richard A. Glenn Award for Best Paper, ACS Fuel Division)
  • T. C. Bond, "Incorporating Climate-Change Considerations into Air Quality Decisions", MTERM (Modeling Tools for Environment and Resources Management) International Conference, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, June 2005.
  • "From hearth to heavens: combustion products in the climate system," Joint Meeting of the U.S. Sections of the Combustion Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2005.
  • T. Bond, "Aerosols," Air Pollution as a Climate Forcing: A Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2002.
  • L. Palmiter, I. Brown and T. C. Bond, "Measured Infiltration and Ventilation in 472 All-Electric Homes." ASHRAE Transactions, volume 97, 1991.

Magazine Articles

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Teaching Honors

  • Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent

Research Honors

  • University of Washington, College of Engineering Diamond Award (2018)
  • Outstanding Publication Award, American Association for Aerosol Research (2017)
  • ISI/Clairvate Highly Cited Researcher (2015-18 (4 years))
  • American Geophysical Union, Fellow (2015)
  • Nathan M. Newmark Distinguished Professor (2014-present)
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow (2014)
  • University Scholar, University of Illinois (2012-2015)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER award (January 2004)

Public Service Honors

  • Testimony before U.S. House of Representatives (March 16, 2010)
  • Testimony before U.S. House of Representatives (October 18, 2007)

Other Honors

  • Chi Epsilon Chapter Honor Member (December 2014)