Fernando Garcia Menendez
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Dr. Fernando Garcia Menendez joined the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering as an Assistant Professor in January 2016. His research uses computational models to explore interdisciplinary questions related to air pollution, climate change, and environmental policy. He is associated with the Environmental, Water Resources, and Coastal Engineering and Computing and Systems research groups within the department.
Dr. Garcia Menendez received his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He completed his M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM). Prior to joining NC State, he was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Center for Global Change Science and Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Garcia Menendez has also spent time working in industry and environmental advocacy.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Dr. Garcia Menendez’s research interests include air quality, environmental policy, and high-performance computing. His research is focused on developing computational tools based on numerical methods, uncertainty analysis, and integrated assessment modeling to simulate interactions between environmental and human systems. Current research includes efforts to simulate the effect of forest fires on atmospheric chemistry, evaluate the impacts of climate change mitigation policies on air quality, and assess uncertainty in projections of health effects associated with air pollution.
- Maximizing ozone signals among chemical, meteorological, and climatological variability
- Brown-Steiner, B., Selin, N. E., Prinn, R. G., Monier, E., Tilmes, S., Emmons, L., & Garcia-Menendez, F. (2018), Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18(11), 8373–8388.
- The role of natural variability in projections of climate change impacts on U.S. ozone pollution
- Garcia-Menendez, F., Monier, E., & Selin, N. E. (2017), Geophysical Research Letters, 44.
- U.S. Air Quality and Health Benefits from Avoided Climate Change under Greenhouse Gas
- Garcia-Menendez, F., Saari, R. K., Monier, E., & Selin, N. E. (2015), Environmental Science & Technology, 49(13), 7580–7588.
- Simulating smoke transport from wildland fires with a regional-scale air quality model: Sensitivity to spatiotemporal allocation of fire emissions
- Garcia-Menendez, F., Hu, Y., & Odman, M. T. (2014), Science of the Total Environment, 493.
- Fires and air
- Odman, M. T., Hu, Y., Garcia-Menendez, F., Davis, A. Y., Chang, M. E., & Russell, A. G. (2013), EM, The Magazine for Environmental Managers, November, 12–21.
- Simulating smoke transport from wildland fires with a regional-scale air quality model: Sensitivity to uncertain wind fields
- Garcia-Menendez, F., Hu, Y., & Odman, M. T. (2013), Journal of Geophysical Research. Atmospheres, 118, 6493–6504.
- Adaptive grid use in air quality modeling.
- Garcia-Menendez, F., & Odman, M. T. (2011), Atmosphere, 2, 484–509.
- Modeling smoke plume-rise and dispersion from Southern United States prescribed burns with daysmoke
- Achtemeier, G. L., Goodrick, S. A., Liu, Y., Garcia-Menendez, F., Hu, Y., & Odman, M. T. (2011), Atmosphere, 2, 358–388.
- An adaptive grid version of CMAQ for improving the resolution of plumes.
- Garcia-Menendez, F., Yano, A., Hu, Y., & Odman, M. T. (2010), Atmospheric Pollution Research, 1, 239–249.
- CAREER: A Modeling and Educational Framework to Support Air Quality Management in a Smoky Atmosphere
- National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/15/18 - 7/31/23)
- Quantifying Adverse Impacts of Smoke Exposure from the Fall of 2016 Southeast Wildfires on North Carolina Public Health
- NCSU Center for Human Health and the Environment(7/01/17 - 6/30/18)
- Southern Integrated Prescribed Fire Information System for Air Quality and Health Impacts
- Joint Fire Science Program(10/01/16 - 6/30/19)