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Larry G. Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Email: Larry Anderson
Office Location: Science 4114
Phone: (303) 556-2963
Fax: (303) 556-4776
Office hours:
By appointment

Area of Expertise:
Atmospheric Chemistry

Education & Degrees

Postdoctoral Fellow, Advanced Study Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Indiana University

B.S., Chemistry, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology


Fields of Specialization
• Collection and analysis of atmospheric data
• Urban and regional atmospheric chemistry
• Alternative vehicle fuels and air quality
• Urban air toxics
• Development of measurement techniques for air pollutants
• Indoor air quality
• Sustainable Energy and Environment
• Atmospheric chemical kinetics and photochemistry

Professor Anderson has published over 70 technical papers, reports and reviews and made over 150 technical presentations in these areas. He has served as a member of the Editorial Review Board (1987-2004) of the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association and three years as an Associate Editor (2000-2004) of the Journal. He was presented outstanding service award for serving as Technical Program Co-Chair for Air Issues for the 1993 Annual Meeting of the Air & Waste Management Association. He was presented a Special Award for Excellence in Applied Research, by the University of Colorado at Denver, April 1993. He was presented the Lyman A. Ripperton Award for distinguished achievement to an educator in a field of air pollution control by the Air & Waste Management Association in June 1999. Currently (2009- ), he serves as an Editor of the Journal of Sustainable Energy & Environment (JSEE). JSEE is the official journal of the SEE Forum. He has also served as the primary research director for over 60 Masters degree graduates.

Professor Anderson also has extensive experience outside the University. He was a Staff Research Scientist and Group Leader for Atmospheric Chemistry at General Motors Research Labs (1973-1982). He has been a Visiting Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (1982-84), and at the Jet Propulsion Laboratories (1990-91). He has been a Visiting Professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy (1998), and at the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, King Mongkut's University of Technology-Thonburi, Bangkok, THAILAND (2004-05, 2009). He served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist at Taraz State University in Taraz, KAZAKHSTAN in 2008, and has continued to return to the University and work with their program since then.

Select Publications

L. G. Anderson (2012)
Effects of Biodiesel Fuels Use on Vehicle Emissions, Journal of Sustainable Energy and Environment, 3, 35-47.

L. G. Anderson (2010)
Sustainable Energy and Environment (Plenary Lecture), International Research and Practice Conference "Guarantee of the Ecological Safety is the way to the Sustainable Development of Kazakhstan," Taraz State University, Taraz, Kazakhstan, 23-24 February, 2010.

L. G. Anderson (2009)
Measurement and Management of Air Toxics in Urban Areas. Seminar on Air Toxic Substances, Environmental Research and Training Center, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Bangkok, Thailand, 26-27 November, 2009.

S. Bonnet, L. G. Anderson and S. Garivait (2009)
Study of Ambient Air Quality in Bangkok and Suburbs: Focus on Ozone Pollution. 15th International Joint Seminar on the Regional Deposition Processes in the Atmosphere and Climate Change, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan ROC, 12-14 November, 2009.

L. G. Anderson, R. E. Snow, J. Rasmussen, S. Garivait, and S. Bonnet (2009)
Effects of Alternative Fuels on Vehicle Emissions. 15th International Joint Seminar on the Regional Deposition Processes in the Atmosphere and Climate Change, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan ROC, 12-14 November, 2009.

L. G. Anderson, Z. E. Bimurzaeyva, G. K. Akhaouova, and L. A. Alzhanova (2009)
Motor Vehicles in our future: The role of renewable energy in Kazakhstan. VI Dulaty’s Readings: An International Scientific Practical Conference, Taraz State University, Taraz, Kazakhstan, 15-16 October, 2009.

2009 L. G. Anderson, "Ethanol Fuel Use in Brazil: Air Quality Impacts," Energy & Environmental Science, 2, 1015-1037.

2007 T.B. Kreutzian, K.S.A. Seraj, L.G. Anderson, and D.C. Zapien, "Electrochemically Induced Iron Release of Absorbed Horse Spleen Ferritin: Quantitation of Iron using Long Optical Path Length Thin-Layer Spectroelectrochemistry," Electroanalysis, 19, 2479-2482.

2005 S. V. Skaates, A. Ramaswami, and L. G. Anderson, "Transport and fate of Dieldrin in Poplar and Willow trees analyzed by SPME." Chemosphere, 61, 85-91.

2004 J. D. Cahill, E. T. Furlong, M. R. Burkhardt, D. Kolpin, and L. G. Anderson, "Determination of pharmaceutical compounds in surface-and ground-water samples by solid-phase extraction and high-pressure liquid chromatography–electrospray ionization mass spectrometry," J. Chromatography A, 1041, 171-180.

1999 L. G. Anderson, J. A. Lanning and P. Wolfe, "Oxygenated Fuels to Reduce Ambient Carbon Monoxide Concentrations", Designing Transportation Fuels for a Cleaner Environment, J. G. Reynolds and M. R. Khan, eds., Taylor & Francis, 29 - 44.

1998 L. Stevens, J. A. Lanning, L. G. Anderson, W. A. "Jacoby and N. Chornet, Investigation of the Photocatalytic Oxidation of Low Level Carbonyl Compounds," J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc., 48, 979-984.

1996 L. G. Anderson, J. A. Lanning, R. Barrell, J. Miyagishima, R. H. Jones and P. Wolfe, "Sources and Sinks of Formaldehyde and Acetaldehyde: An Analysis of Denver's Ambient Concentration Data," Atmos. Environ., 30, 2113-2123.

1994 L. G. Anderson, J. A. Lanning and P. Wolfe (Invited Paper for Special Issue on Atmospheric Chemistry), "Acetone in the Urban Atmosphere: A Study in Denver, Colorado," Israel Journal of Chemistry, 34, 341-353.

1994 L. G. Anderson, P. Wolfe, R. A. Barrell and J. A. Lanning, "The Effects of Oxygenated Fuels on the Atmospheric Concentrations of Carbon Monoxide and Aldehydes in Colorado," in Alternative Fuels and the Environment, F. S. Sterrett, ed., Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL, Chapter 5, 75 - 103.

1994 H. Sievering, G. Enders, L. Kins, G. Kramm, K. Ruoss, G. Roider, M. Zelger, L. Anderson and R. Dlugi, "Nitric Acid, Particulate Nitrate, and Ammonium Profiles at the Bayerischer Wald: Evidence for Large Deposition Rates of Total Nitrate," Atmos. Environ., 28, 311-5.

Courses Taught

CHEM 4700/5700: Environmental Chemistry
CHEM 5710: Air Pollution Chemistry
CHEM 5720: Atmospheric Sampling and Analysis