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Tami Bond

Tami Bond

Tami Bond joined the faculty of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2003. Her research addresses the interface between energy use, engineering decisions, atmospheric composition and global climate. She teaches undergraduate and graduate classes for the department.  Tami is the recipient of numerous awards. In 2014, the MacArthur Foundation named Tami a MacArthur Fellow which honors individuals for creativity, depth, and potential in their work. The intent of these unrestricted awards is to give recipients the freedom to pursue their own agendas. Tami has taken the MacArthur fellowship as a license to push the boundaries of her scholarship and integrate her research into a broader effort to solve real global challenges saying “I would like to see the growth and formalization of what I call ‘anthrogeoscience’ defined as the search for causal, mechanistic, generalizable relationships describing the dance between humans and the earth system.” She and her research group are now focused on gaining a deeper first-hand understanding of the human side of the effects of black carbon produced by cook stoves, brick kilns, and diesel engines. By traveling to areas of the world where these problems are prevalent (primarily in south Asia), Tami and her team are able to better understand the educational, cultural, and technical challenges of implementing cleaner solutions.