ONAMI | Linda George


Linda George

Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, Portland State University


Microtechnology-Based Energy and Chemical Systems, Nanoscale Metrology and Nanoelectronics


Linda A. George is an Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences at Portland State University.  She received her Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Resources/Chemistry at PSU investigating free radical chemistry in the troposphere using laser-induced fluorescence measurement techniques for reactive gases. She was a founding partner of a successful environmental consulting firm and analytical lab in Portland, Oregon before returning to academia. Her current research interests include monitoring and modeling of urban air pollutants, assessing human exposure to air pollutants using statistical models and GIS, development of measurement techniques for quantifying atmospheric species, sensing and analysis of urban climate modification and developing curriculum for atmospheric science education.

She is currently collaborating with Shalini Prasad on the development of nanoparticle-based gas sensors for monitoring air pollutants. A sensor for nitrogen dioxide, a component of combustion exhaust, is in the research and development phase and is patent pending. Future development work includes formaldehyde, benzene and ozone. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, USAID and several private foundations. She is an Associate Editor for the International Journal Science of the Total Environment.

Recent Publications

    D. Meka, L. George, S.Prasad, “Polymer Nanocomposite Based Electrical Nitrogen Dioxide Gas Sensor,” in press, Journal of the Association of Laboratory Automation (Elsevier) Oct 2008.
    Semenza, J.C., Hall D., Wilson D.,Bontempo, B., Sailor, D. and George,L.A., “Public Perception of Climate Change: Voluntary Mitigation and Barriers to Behavior Change”, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 35( 5),  479-487, 2008.
    G. Duh, V. Shandas, H. Chang and L. George, “Rates of Urbanization and the Resiliency of Air and Water Quality”, Science of the Total Environment, 400, (1-3), 238-256,2008.
    J. Semenza, D. Wilson, J. Parra, B. Bontempo, D. Sailor and L. George, “Public perception and behaviour change in relationship to weather and air pollution,” 107(3):401-11, Environmental Research, 2008.
    M. Mavko and L. George, “Sub-Neighborhood Scale Geographic Regression Model for Predicting Nitrogen Dioxide Levels”, Science of the Total Environment 398, 68-75, 2008.

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