Marina Vance
Assistant Professor

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Education: B.S., M.S., Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (2004, 2008), Ph.D. Virginia Tech (2012)
Teaching: MCEN 5228 Nanotechnology for Environmental Sustainability, MCEN 4045 and MCEN 4085 Mechanical Engineering Design Project 1 and 2, MCEN 4131 Air Pollution Control, MCEN 5161 Aerosols, MCEN 3047 Data Analysis and Experimental Methods
Research: Experimental measurements of aerosol physical characteristics to inform emissions, indoor and outdoor dynamics, and human exposure

Office: SEEC S286A

Honors and Distinctions:

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2021
  • EPA STAR Early Career Award, 2021
  • McLagan Family Faculty Fellow, University of Colorado Boulder, 2019
  • Outstanding Young Alumni, Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2018
  • Travel Award Winner. 1st Pan-American Congress of Nanotechnology, 2017
  • US EPA Scientific and Technological Achievement Award (STAA), Level III, 2016
  • Michigan University NextProf Engineering Workshop, 2015
  • Scholar of the Week. Virginia Tech Office of the Vice President for Research, 2015
  • Poster competition winner. 2nd Gordon Research Conference in Environmental Nanotechnology, 2013
  • Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship. Gordon Research Conference, 2013
  • Academic Excellence and Leadership Honor Society of Graduate Students, 2012
  • Via Academic Prep Fellowship, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2012
  • Travel Grant Winner. 30th AAAR Annual Conference, 2011
  • Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society, Founding Member, 2011
  • Poster Competition Winner. 29th AAAR Annual Conference, 2010
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student Research. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, 2003

Recent Publications:
 **denotes work done in collaboration with graduate students
*denotes work done in collaboration with undergraduate students

  • Wang L, T Lin, H Da Costa, S Zhu, T Stockman, A Kumar, J Weaver, M Spede, D Milton, J Hertzberg, D Toohey, ME Vance, SL Miller, J Srebric. “Characterization of Aerosol Plumes from Singing and Playing Wind Instruments Associated with the Risk of Airborne Virus Transmission.” Submitted and in review. Accepted, Indoor Air.
  • Aksenov AA, RA Salido, AV Melnik, C Brennan, A Brejnrod, AM Caraballo-Rodríguez, JM Gauglitz, F Lejzerowicz, DK Farmer, ME Vance, R Knight, PC Dorrestein. The molecular impact of life in an indoor environment. Accepted, Science Advances.
  • Sankhyan, S**, JK Witteman*, S Coyan*, S Patel, ME Vance. “Assessment of PM2.5 concentrations, transport, and mitigation in indoor environments using low-cost air quality monitors and a portable air cleaner.” Accepted, Environmental Science: Atmospheres.
  • Mattila, JM, C Arata, A Abeleira, Y Zhou, C Wang, EF Katz, AH Goldstein, JPD Abbatt, PF DeCarlo, ME Vance, DK Farmer. “Contrasting chemical complexity of indoor and outdoor reactive organic carbon.” Environmental Science & Technology.
  • Patel, S, D Rim, S Sankhyan**, ME Vance. “Dynamics Modeling and Estimation of Emission Rates sub-500 nm Particles During the HOMEChem Study.” Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 23, 1706 - 1717.
  • Sankhyan, S**, S Patel**, EF Katz, PF DeCarlo, DK Farmer, WW Nazaroff, ME Vance. “Indoor black and brown carbon from cooking activities and outdoor penetration: Insights from the HOMEChem study.” Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 23: 1476-1487.
  • Sankhyan, S**, K Heinselman, P Ciesielski, T Barnes, M Himmel, H Teed*, S Patel, ME Vance. “Filtration performance of masks and face coverings and the reusability of cotton masks after repeated washing and drying cycles.” Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 2021, 21(11): 210117. 
  • Stockman, T, S Zhu, A Kumar, L Wang, S Patel, J Weaver, M Spede, D Milton, JR Hertzberg, DW Toohey, ME Vance, J Srebbric, SL Miller. “Measurements and Simulations of Aerosol Released while Singing and Playing Wind Instruments.” ACS Environmental Au, 2021, 1(1): 71-84.
  • Arata, C, PK Misztal, Y Tian, DM Lunderberg, K Kristensen, ME Vance, DK Farmer, WW Nazaroff, AH Goldstein. “Volatile Organic Compound Emissions During HOMEChem”. Indoor Air, 2021, 31 (6): 2099-2117.
  • Boedicker, E, E Emerson, G McMeeking, S Patel, ME Vance, DK Farmer. “Fates and spatial variations of submicron indoor particles during HOMEChem cooking events.” Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 2021, 23(7): 1029-1039.
  • Hayes, A**, J Osio-Norgaard, S Miller, G Whiting, ME Vance. “Air Pollutant Emissions from Multi Jet Fusion, Material-jetting, and Digital Light Synthesis Commercial 3D Printers in a Service Bureau”. Building and Environment, 2021, 202: 108008.
  • Katz, EF, E Boedicker, WL Brown, P Campuzano-Jost, DA Day, DK Farmer, AH Goldstein, H Guo, L Hildebrandt Ruiz, JL Jimenez, DM Lunderberg, S Patel, K Patel, ME Vance, PF DeCarlo. “Quantification of cooking organic aerosol in the indoor environment using Aerodyne aerosol mass spectrometers.” Aerosol Science & Technology, 2021, 55(10): 1099-1114.
  • Hayes, A**, J Osio-Norgaard, S Miller, ME Vance, G Whiting. “Influence of Powder Type on Aerosol Emissions in Powder-Binder Jetting with Emphasis on Lunar Regolith for In-Situ Space Applications.” Environmental Science & Technology Engineering, 2021, 1(2): 183-191.
  • Brown, W, D Day, H Stark, D Pagonis, J Krechmer, X Liu, D Price, E Katz, PF DeCarlo, C Masoud, D Wang, L Hildebrandt Ruiz, C Arata, D Lunderberg, A Goldstein, DK Farmer, ME Vance, JL Jimenez. “Real-time organic aerosol chemical speciation in the indoor environment using extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry.” Indoor Air, 2021, 31 (1): 141-155.
  • Tian, Y, C Arata, E Boedicker, DM Lunderberg, S Patel, S Sankhyan**, K Kristensen, PK Misztal, DK Farmer, ME Vance, A Novoselac, WW Nazaroff, AH Goldstein. “Indoor Emissions of Total and Fluorescent Supermicron Particles during HOMEChem.” Indoor Air, 2021, 31 (1): 88–98.
  • Wang, C, B Bottorff, E Reidy, C Rosales, D Collins, A Novoselac, DK Farmer, ME Vance, P Stevens, J Abbatt. “Cooking, bleach cleaning and air conditioning strongly impact levels of HONO in a house.” Environmental Science & Technology, 2020, 54(21): 13488-13497.
  • Ault, AP, VH Grassian, N Carslaw, DB Collins, H Destaillats, DJ Donaldson, DK Farmer, JL Jimenez, VF McNeill, GC Morrison, RE O'Brien, M Shiraiwa, ME Vance, JR Wells, W Xiong. “Indoor Surface Chemistry: Developing a Molecular Picture of Reactions on Indoor Interfaces.” Chem, 2020, 6(12): 3203-3218.
  • Or, VW, M Wade, S Patel, MR Alves, D Kim, S Schwab, H Przelomski, R O’Brien, D Rim, RL Corsi, ME Vance, DK Farmer, VH Grassian. “Glass Surface Evolution Following Gas Adsorption and Particle Deposition from Indoor Cooking Events as Probed by Microspectroscopic Imaging and Characterization.” Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, 2020, 22: 1698-1709.
  • Patel, S, S Sankhyan**, EK Boedicker, PF DeCarlo, DK Farmer, AH Goldstein, EF Katz, WW Nazaroff, Y Tian, J Vanhanen, ME Vance. “Indoor aerosol emissions during the HOMEChem study: sources, evolution, and estimated exposure.” Environmental Science & Technology, 2020, 54(12): 7107-7116.
  • Lunderberg, DM, K Kristensen, Y Tian, C Arata, PK Misztal, Y Liu, N Kreisberg, EF Katz, PF DeCarlo, S Patel, ME Vance, WW Nazaroff, AH Goldstein. “Surface emissions modulate indoor SVOC concentrations through volatility-dependent partitioning.” Environmental Science & Technology, 2020, 54(11): 6751-6760.
  • Toth, S**, M Hannigan, ME Vance, ME, M Deceglie. “Predicting photovoltaic soiling from air quality measurements.” IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2020, 10(4): 1142-1147.
  • Mattila, J, P Lakey, M Shiraiwa, C Wang, J Abbatt, C Arata, AH Goldstein, L Ampollini, E Katz, P DeCarlo, S Zhou, TF Kahan, F Cardoso Saldaña, L Hildebrandt Ruiz, A Abeleira, E Boedicker, ME Vance, DK Farmer. “Multiphase chemistry controls inorganic chlorinated and nitrogenated compounds in indoor air during bleach cleaning.” Environmental Science & Technology, 2020, 54(3): 1730-1739.
  • Wang, C, DB Collins, C Arata, AH Goldstein, JM Mattila, DK Farmer, A Novoselac, ME Vance, WW Nazaroff, JPD Abbatt. “Surface reservoirs dominate dynamic gas-surface partitioning of many indoor air constituents.” Science Advances, 2020, 6(8): eaay8973.
  • Geitner, NK, CO Hendren, G Cornelis, R Kaegi, JR Lead, GV Lowry, I Lynch, B Nowack, E Petersen, E Bernhardt, S Brown, W Chen, C Garidel-Thoron, J Hanson, SL Harper, K Jones, F Von der Kammer, A Kennedy, J Kidd, CW Matson, C. Metcalf, JA Pedersen, WJGM. Peijnenburg, JTK Quik, SM Rodrigues, J Rose, P Sayre, M Simonin, C Svendsen, RL Tanguay, N Tufenkji, T van Teunenbroek, G Thies, Y Tian, J Rice, A Turner, J Liu, J Unrine, ME Vance, JC White, MR Wiesner. “Harmonizing Across Environmental Nanomaterial Testing Media for Increased Comparability of Nanomaterial Datasets.” Environmental Science: Nano, 2020, 7: 13-36.
  • Farmer, DK, ME Vance, J Abbatt, A Abeleira, MR Alves, C Arata, E Boedicker, S Bourne, F Cardoso-Saldaña, R Corsi, PF DeCarlo, AH Goldstein, VH Grassian, L Hildebrandt Ruiz, JL Jimenez, TF Kahan, EF Katz, J Mattila, W Nazaroff, A Novoselac, VW Or, RE O’Brien, S Patel, S Sankhyan**, PS Stevens, Y Tian, C Wang, S Zhou, Y Zhou. “Overview of HOMEChem: House Observations of Microbial and Environmental Chemistry.” Environmental Science: Processes Impacts, 2019, 21: 1280-1300.