Christopher MB Lehmann


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Academic Service

Research Integrity Officer - Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (February 2018 - Present)

  • Promote and support the responsible conduct of research; developed innovative training and informational resources
  • Manage intake and processes for research misconduct allegations; developed and maintained integrity policies
  • Conduct training sessions and workshops for campus researchers and students on the responsible conduct of research


Doctor of Philosophy in Civil and Environmental Engineering; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (October 2006). Dissertation: “Atmospheric Deposition Monitoring to Assess Trends in Atmospheric Species”

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering in Civil Engineering; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (May 1998). Thesis:  “Activated Carbon Adsorbents from Waste Tires for Air Quality Applications”

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering summa cum laude; Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN (December 1996). Undergraduate research: “Groundwater Extraction Wells in the Remediation of Contaminated Aquifers”

Research Interests

Air Quality

Atmospheric Deposition

Laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Professional Information

Association of Research Integrity Officers (ARIO)

Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)

Tau Beta Pi (national honor society for engineering students)


Previous Positions

Quality Assurance Manager - Illinois State Water Survey (January 2002 – April 2007)

  • Ensured quality of data from national wet deposition monitoring program of 350+ active stations
  • Prepared and reviewed quality system documents (quality management plan, QA plans, SOPs)
  • Coordinated annual audits of analytical laboratories.

Education/Academic qualification

Civil & Environmental Engineering, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Civil Engineering, MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Civil Engineering, BS, Valparaiso University


  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Air Quality
  • Atmospheric Deposition
  • Environmental Engineering

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Research Output 1997 2019

Global and regional trends of atmospheric sulfur

Aas, W., Mortier, A., Bowersox, V., Cherian, R., Faluvegi, G., Fagerli, H., Hand, J., Klimont, Z., Galy-Lacaux, C., Lehmann, C. M. B., Myhre, C. L., Myhre, G., Olivié, D., Sato, K., Quaas, J., Rao, P. S. P., Schulz, M., Shindell, D., Skeie, R. B., Stein, A. & 4 others, Takemura, T., Tsyro, S., Vet, R. & Xu, X., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 953.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Far East
North America
Northern Asia

Spatial and temporal variation in sources of atmospheric nitrogen deposition in the Rocky Mountains using nitrogen isotopes

Nanus, L., Campbell, D. H., Lehmann, C. MB. & Mast, M. A., Mar 2018, In : Atmospheric Environment. 176, p. 110-119 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nitrogen isotope
atmospheric deposition
temporal variation
spatial variation

Trends in bromide wet deposition concentrations in the contiguous United States, 2001–2016

Wetherbee, G. A., Lehmann, C. MB., Kerschner, B. M., Ludtke, A. S., Green, L. A. & Rhodes, M. F., Feb 2018, In : Environmental Pollution. 233, p. 168-179 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

methyl bromide
Brominated Hydrocarbons
Bromine Compounds
Bromine compounds

10-Month characterization of the aerosol number size distribution and related air quality and meteorology at the Bondville, IL Midwestern background site

Bullard, R. L., Singh, A., Anderson, S. M., Lehmann, C. MB. & Stanier, C. O., Jan 1 2017, In : Atmospheric Environment. 154, p. 348-361 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

air quality
optical property

Season-long ammonia flux measurements above fertilized corn in central Illinois, USA, using relaxed eddy accumulation

Nelson, A. J., Koloutsou-Vakakis, S., Rood, M. J., Myles, L. T., Lehmann, C. MB., Bernacchi, C., Balasubramanian, S., Joo, E., Heuer, M., Vieira-Filho, M. & Lin, J., May 28 2017, In : Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 239, p. 202-212 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

flux measurement
agricultural ecosystem


Low levels of fallout from Fukushima, U.S. study finds

David Gay & Christopher Lehmann


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research