Andrea Ferro is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. Her technical expertise is focused on indoor air quality and human exposure to particulate pollutants. She has also worked in the private industry, engineering consulting and non-profit sectors. The overall goal of Prof. Ferro’s work is to improve human health by improving air quality through source control, ventilation and purification strategies, education, and regulatory policy.
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Registered Professional Engineer, State of Massachusetts
Dr. Ferro teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental engineering, sustainable development, air pollution, and human exposure analysis. She is the faculty advisor for the Clarkson environmental conservation organization (ECO) and the Clarkson student chapter of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR).
Dr. Ferro's research interests are in the areas of indoor air quality, fate and transport of pollutants in the built environment, resuspension of particulate matter, human exposure to pollutants, and exposure versus health effect relationships for airborne particulate matter.
Distinguished Service Award, American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR), for distinguished service as 2015 Annual Conference Chair and dedication to the Board and members of AAAR.
Distinguished Service Award, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), for outstanding service as AEESP Treasurer and Board Member, June 2015
The Albert D. Merrill Award, Clarkson University, May 2013
The John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award, Clarkson University, May 2009
The Commendable Service Award, Clarkson University Phalanx, April 2009
National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, December 2008
University Outstanding Advisor Award, Clarkson University, April 2008
Recognition of Teaching Excellence, Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, Clarkson University, January 2006
Bramwell, Lisa, Jing Qian, Cynthia Howard-Reed, Sumona Mondal, and Andrea R. Ferro. 2015. An Evaluation of the Impact of Flooring Types on Exposures to Fine and Coarse Particles within the Residential Micro-Environment using CONTAM. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, Vol. 26, pp. 86-9.
Goldasteh, Iman, Goodarz Ahmadi and Andrea Ferro. 2015. Particle Detachment from Rough Surfaces in Turbulent Flows: An Analytical Expression for Resuspension Fraction. Particulate Science and Technology, Vol. 33, pp. 539-545.
Goldasteh, Iman, Yilin Tian, Goodarz Ahmadi and Andrea R. Ferro. 2014. Human induced flow field and resultant particle resuspension and transport during gait cycle. Building and Environment, Vol. 77, pp. 101-109.
Qian, Jing, Iman Goldasteh, Behtash Tavakoli, Goodarz Ahmadi and Andrea Ferro. 2014. “Building removal of particulate pollutant plume during outdoor resuspension event.” Building and Environment, Vol. 75, pp. 161-169.
Tian, Yilin, Kyung Sul, Jing Qian, Sumona Mondal and Andrea R. Ferro. 2014. “A comparative study of walking‐induced dust resuspension using a consistent test mechanism.” Indoor Air, Vol. 24, pp. 592-603.
Qian, Jing, Jordan Peccia, Andrea R. Ferro. 2014. Walking-induced particle resuspension in indoor environments. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 89, pp. 464-481.
Morris, David, Julien Fatisson, Nathalie Tufenkji and Andrea Ferro. 2014. “Real-time monitoring of airborne cat allergen using a QCM-based immunosensor.” Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, Vol. 190, pp. 851-857.
Goldasteh, Iman, Goodarz Ahmadi and Andrea Ferro. 2013. “Monte Carlo simulation of micron-size spherical particle removal and resuspension from substrate in turbulent flows.” Journal of Aerosol Science, Vol. 66, pp. 62-71.
Goldasteh, Iman, Goodarz Ahmadi and Andrea Ferro. 2013. “Wind tunnel study and numerical simulation of irregularly shaped particle resuspension from indoor surfaces in turbulent flow.” Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, in press. Online version DOI:10.1080/01694243.2012.747729.
Nazridoust, Kambiz, Goodarz Ahmadi, Chaosheng Liu, Andrea R. Ferro, Timothy R. McAuley, Peter A. Jaques, Philip K. Hopke. 2013. “Distribution of nanoparticles near a major U.S. and Canada trade bridge: comparison of simulations with field data.” Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 13: 3-12, 2013.
Amouei Torkmahalleh, Mehdi, Iman Goldasteh, Yijia Zhao, Nnennaya Mgbo Udochu, Alan Rossner, Philip K. Hopke, Andrea R. Ferro. 2012. “PM2.5 and ultrafine particles emitted during heating of commercial cooking oils.” Indoor Air, Vol. 22, pp. 483-491.
Tovey, Euan and Andrea Ferro. 2012. “Time for new methods for avoidance of HDM and other allergens.” Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, Vol. 12, pp. 465-477.
Goldasteh, Iman, Goodarz Ahmadi and Andrea Ferro. 2012. “A model for removal of compact, rough, irregularly shaped particles from surfaces in turbulent flows.” The Journal of Adhesion, Vol. 88, pp. 766–786.