Dr. Vance's research group is focused on experimental measurements of indoor and outdoor aerosols. Dr. Vance's group utilizes environmental engineering tools to characterize the physical properties of aerosols and how they may affect environmental fate and human health.
MCEN 3047 - Data Analysis and Experimental Methods
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
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
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
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.