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Cheryl is an interdisciplinary air pollution scientist. Her research centers around combustion technologies for household and industrial energy. For her PhD, she measured and characterized aerosol emissions and their climate effects, focusing on emissions from household biomass cooking, kerosene lighting, industrial brick-making, and gas flaring. When she stepped back from these smokey plumes, she could see that there was a complicated human landscape connected to each of these technologies. So, now she is delving into the field of economics to research how combustion technologies are being used by people and what drives change. She is currently investigating household cooking technology transitions in Southern Africa and how this impacts exposure to pollutants and resulting health impacts.
- Weyant C., Thompson, R, Lam, N.L., Upadhyay, B., Shrestha, P., Maharjan, S., Rai, K., Adhikari C., Fox, M.C., Pokhrel A.K. “In-field emission measurements from biogas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) stoves.” (2019) Atmosphere, 10(12), 729.
- Weyant, C., Chen P., Vaidya A., Ellis J. Chen Y., Dang, J. Thompson R., Edwards R., Bond T.C. (2019) “Emission measurements from traditional biomass cookstoves in South Asia and Tibet.” Environmental science & technology, 53 (6), 3306-3314.
- Thompson R. Weyant C., Dang, J., Edwards R., Bond T.C. “Field Emission Measurements of Solid Fuel Stoves in Yunnan, China Demonstrate Dominant Causes of Uncertainty in Household Emission Inventories.” (2019) Environmental science & technology, 53 (6), 3323-3330.
- Weyant C., Shepson P.B., Subramanian R., Cambaliza M.O., Heimburger A., McCabe D., Baum E., Stirm B.H. and Bond T.C. (2016). Black carbon emissions from associated natural gas flaring. Environmental science & technology, 50(4), 20752081.
- Weyant C., Athalye V., Ragavan S., Rajarathnam U., Lalchandani D., Maithel S., Baum E., Bond T.C. (2014). Emissions from South Asian brick production. Environmental science & technology, 48(11), 6477-6483.
- Lam N.L., Chen Y., Weyant C., Venkataraman C., Sadavarte P., Johnson M.A., Smith K.R., Brem B.T., Arineitwe J., Ellis J.E., Bond T.C. (2012). Household light makes global heat: High black carbon emissions from kerosene wick lamps. Environmental science & technology, 46, 13531-13538.
- Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2019. Advisor: Prof. Tami C. Bond
- M.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2014.
- B.S., Agricultural & Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2008.