Personal profile


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


Lehmann, C.M.B., Kerschner, B.M., and Gay, D.A., Impacts of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Emissions Reductions on Acidic Deposition, A&WMA-EM, 2015, July:6-11.

Vieira-Filho, M.S., Lehmann, C., Fornaro, A., Influence of local sources and topography on air quality and rainwater composition in in Cubatão and São Paulo, Brazil, Atmospheric Environment, 2015, 101:200-208. 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.11.025

Puchalski, M.A., Rogers, C.M., Baumgardner, R., Mishoe, K.P., Price, G.P, Smith, M.J., Watkins, N., and Lehmann, C.M., A statistical comparison of active and passive ammonia measurements collected at Clean Air Status and Trends Network (CASTNET) sites, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 2015, 2: 358-369. 10.1039/C4EM00531G.

Torres, A., Bond, T.C., Lehmann, C.M.B., Subramanian, R., and Hadley, O.L., Measuring Organic Carbon and Black Carbon in Rainwater: Evaluation of Methods, Aerosol Science and Technology, 2014, 48: 3, 238-249.

Drenner, R.A., Chumchal, M.M., Jones, C.M., Lehmann, C.M.B., Gay, D.A., and Donato, D.I., Effects of Mercury Deposition and Coniferous Forests on the Mercury Contamination of Fish in the South Central United States, Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 47: 1274-1279.

Walker, J.T., Dombek, T.L., Green, L.A., Gartman, N., and Lehmann, C.M.B., Stability of organic nitrogen in NADP wet deposition samples, Atmospheric Environment, 2012, 60: 573-582.

Wetherbee, G.A., Gay, D.A., Debey, T.M., Lehmann, C.M.B., and Nilles, M.A., Wet Deposition of Fission-Product Isotopes to North America from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Incident, March 2011, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2012, 46: 2574-2582.

Puchalski, M.A., Sather, M.E., Walker, J.T., Lehmann, C.M.B., Gay, D.A., Mathew, J., Robarge, W.P., Passive ammonia monitoring in the United States: Comparing three different sampling devices, J. Environ. Monit., 2011, 13: 3156-3167.

Lehmann, C.M.B., and Gay, D.A., Monitoring Long-Term Trends of Acidic Wet Deposition in US Precipitation: Results from the National Atmospheric Deposition Program, PowerPlant Chemistry, 2011, 13(7): 378-385.

Wetherbee, G.A., Shaw, M.J., Latysh, N.E., Lehmann, C.M.B., and Rothert, J.E., Comparison of Precipitation Chemistry Measurements Obtained by the Canadian Air and Precipitation Monitoring Network and National Atmospheric Deposition Program for the Period 1995-2004, Environ. Monit. Assess, 164(1-4): 2010, 111-132; DOI 10.1007/s10661-009-0879-8.

Krupa, S., Booker, F., Bowersox, V., Lehmann, C., and Grantz, D., Uncertainties in the current knowledge of some atmospheric trace gases associated with US agriculture: A Review, J. Air & Waste Management Association, 2008, 58(8), 986-993; DOI 10.3155/1047-3289.58.8.986.  

Lehmann, C.M.B., Bowersox, V.C., Larson, R.S., Larson, S.M., Monitoring long-term trends in sulfate and ammonium in U.S. precipitation: Results from the National Atmospheric Deposition Program/National Trends Network, Water, Air & Soil Pollution: Focus, 7(1):2007, 59-66.  (Reprinted in Brimblecombe, Hara, Houle, Novak, Eds., Acid Rain–Deposition to Recovery, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2007.)

Lehmann, C.M.B., The National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) – Measuring the Chemistry of the Earth’s Atmosphere and Its Applications for the First-Year Chemistry Classroom, The Chemical Educator, 11(5): 2006, 345-347.

Lehmann, C.M.B., Bowersox, V.C., Larson, S.M., Spatial and Temporal Trends of Precipitation Chemistry in the United States, 1985‑2002, Environmental Pollution, 135(3): 2005, 347-361.

Dombrowski, K.D., Lehmann, C.M.B., Sullivan, P.D., Rood, M.J., Hay, K.J., Organic Vapor Recovery and Energy Efficiency During Electric Regeneration of an ACFC Adsorber, J. Environmental Engineering, 130(3): 2004, 268-273.

Lehmann, C.M.B., Rood, M.J., Rostam-Abadi, M., and Sun, J., Reprocessing and Reuse of Waste Tire Rubber to Solve Air-Quality Related Problems, Energy & Fuels, 12(6): 1998, 1095-1099.

Sun, J., Brady, T.A., Lehmann, C.M., Rood, M.J., Lizzio, A.A., and Rostam-Abadi, M., Adsorbed Natural Gas Storage with Activated Carbons Made from Illinois Coals and Scrap Tires, Energy & Fuels, 11(2): 1997, 316-322.

Books and Book Sections

Lehmann, C., Atmospheric Deposition Monitoring: Assessing Trends for the Continental United States, VDM, 2008.

Changnon, S.A., Angel, J.R., Kunkel, K.E., and Lehmann, C.M.B., Climate Atlas of Illinois, Champaign, IL: Illinois State Water Survey, 2004.

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 Engineering, MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Civil & Environmental Engineering, PhD, 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 2017

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. M. B. & Stanier, C. O. Apr 1 2017 In : Atmospheric Environment. 154, p. 348-361 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

optical property
optical depth

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., 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

fertilizer application
agricultural ecosystem

Acid rain and its environmental effects: Recent scientific advances

Burns, D. A., Aherne, J., Gay, D. A. & Lehmann, C. M. B. Dec 1 2016 In : Atmospheric Environment. 146, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Acid rain
Environmental impact
acid rain
environmental effect

Deposition of organic nitrogen

Li, Y., Schichtel, B. A., Walker, J. T., Schwede, D. B., Chen, X., Lehmann, C. M. B., Puchalski, M. A., Gay, D. A. & Collett, J. L. Aug 2 2016 In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113, 31, p. E4435

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

organic nitrogen

Increasing ammonia concentration trends in large regions of the USA derived from the NADP/AMoN network

Butler, T., Vermeylen, F., Lehmann, C. M., Likens, G. E. & Puchalski, M. Dec 1 2016 In : Atmospheric Environment. 146, p. 132-140 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

atmospheric deposition
confidence interval
precipitation (chemistry)

Press / Media