McDonald-Buller, Elena

Elena McDonald-Buller
Research Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin




University of Texas at Austin, CEEP 1.320C


Biographical Statement:  

Dr. Elena McDonald-Buller is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. She currently oversees a research group at the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources at UT that conducts air quality studies to assist policy decisions in the State of Texas and to improve the fundamental understanding of chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere. Her research interests include emissions inventory development, in particular the characterization of emissions from mobile sources, atmospheric chemistry, photochemical modeling, emissions trading, applications of satellite remote sensing date for air quality research, and urban and regional air quality issues, notably the impacts of urban development patterns on air quality and population exposure to pollution and intra-and inter- state transport of air pollutants.

Selected Publications: 

Feldman, M.S., T. Howard, E.C. McDonald-Buller, G. Mullins, D.T. Allen, A. Webb, and Y. Kimura, Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing Data for Estimating Dry Deposition in Eastern Texas, Atmospheric Environment, 41 (2007), 7562-7576.

Song, J., B. Parmenter, A. Webb, D. Allen, and E. McDonald-Buller, Impacts of Urbanization on Emissions and Air Quality: Comparison of Four Visions of Austin, Texas, Environmental Science & Technology, 42 (2008), 7294-7300.

Wang, L., D.T. Allen, and E.C. McDonald-Buller, Interpollutant Emission Trading of Ozone Precursors in Texas, Clean Technology and Environmental Policy, 11 (2009), 189-200.

Zhu, Y., J. Pudota, D. Collins, D. Allen, A. Clements, A. Denbleyker, M. Fraser, Y. Jia, E. McDonald- Buller, and E. Michel, Air Pollutant Concentrations Near Three Texas Roadways, Part I: Ultrafine Particles, Atmospheric Environment, 43 (2009), 4513-4522.

Clements, A., Y. Jia, A. Denbleyker, E. McDonald-Buller, M. Fraser, D. Allen, D. Collins, E. Michel, J. Pudota, D. Sullivan, Y. Zhu, Air Pollutant Concentrations Near Three Texas Roadways, Part II: Chemical Characterization and Transformation of Pollutants, Atmospheric Environment, 43 (2009), 4523-4534.

Education + Credentials
B.S., Civil Engineering, Michigan State University, 1990
M.S., Environmental Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, 1992
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Unversity of Texas at Austin, 1996

Recent Publications

Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Sun, L., M. Webster, G. McGaughey, E.C. McDonald-Buller, T. Thompson, R. Prinn, A.D. Ellerman and D.T. Allen (2012). Environmental Science & Technology, 46(10): 5607-5615 [PDF]