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Vance, Marina (Nina) E.

McLagan Family Fellow


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research overview

  • Dr. Vance's research group is focused on experimental measurements of indoor and outdoor aerosols. Dr. Vance's group uses environmental engineering tools to characterize the physical properties of aerosols and to investigate how those properties may affect aerosol environmental fate and resulting human health exposure.


  • aerosols, ultrafine aerosols, cooking emissions, air pollutant infiltration, environmental exposure, exposure science, inhalation exposure, consumer safety


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courses taught

  • EVEN 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
  • MCEN 3047 - Data Analysis and Experimental Methods
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2023
    Learn to plan and carry out experiments and analyze the results. Topics covered include measurement fundamentals, design of experiments, elementary statistics and uncertainty analysis. Topics in statistics include probability, error propagation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, linear regression, one- and two-factor ANOVA and time series analysis. Formerly MCEN 3037. Same as GEEN 3853.
  • MCEN 4085 - Mechanical Engineering Design Project 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Second part of a two-course capstone design experience in mechanical engineering. Includes refinement of prototype, design optimization, fabrication, testing, and evaluation. Students orally present the final design and prepare a written report and operation manual for the product. GEEN-BS and GEEN-BSEPL students are not required to complete MCEN 4026.
  • MCEN 5161 - Aerosols
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Introduces atmospheric aerosols and properties of their distributions, followed by fundamental descriptions of single particle dynamics, thermodynamics, nucleation, coagulation, mass transfer and populations dynamics. During the second half of the course, the focus will shift to sources and sinks of atmospheric aerosols, their impacts on atmospheric chemistry and radiation, and the impacts of these processes on air quality and climate.
  • MCEN 5228 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours.


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