Christopher MB Lehmann


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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (October 2006); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dissertation: “Atmospheric Deposition Monitoring to Assess Trends in Atmospheric Species”

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (May 1998) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Thesis:  “Activated Carbon Adsorbents from Waste Tires for Air Quality Applications”

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING summa cum laude (December 1996); Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN. Undergraduate research: “Groundwater Extraction Wells in the Remediation of Contaminated Aquifers”

Research Interests

Air Quality

Atmospheric Deposition

Laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control


GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT................................................................................................ August - December 1998

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lectured in undergraduate/graduate class under mentoring for teaching technique and effectiveness

Professional Information

Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)

ASTM: Committee D19 on Water, Committee D22 on Air Quality, and Committee E11 on Quality and Statistics

Tau Beta Pi (national honor society for engineering students)

Technical Advisory Board, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Valparaiso University

Previous Positions

QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER................................................... January 2002 – April 2007

National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP), Illinois State Water Survey

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 NADP analytical laboratories


GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT............................................ January 2001 - January 2002

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assisted in design and construction of pilot plant for capture and recovery of volatile organic compounds


GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT.............................................. May 1996 - December 2000

Illinois State Geological Survey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Evaluated activated carbons for removal of mercury (Hg0 & HgCl2) and volatile organics from gases

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. MB., 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 othersTakemura, 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 1 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 1 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


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

David Gay & Christopher MB Lehmann


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