Solomon Bililign






OfficeMarteena 306, Gibbs 302, Lab- IRC 005/07

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Solomon Bililign


Ph D: Physics, Atomic Molecular and optical Physics/Chemical Physics, University of Iowa, 1991

MS: Physics, Addis Ababa University, 1985

BS: Physics Education, Addis Ababa University, 1977

Research Interests

Atmospheric Chemistry/Physics 1. Elucidating the chemical and optical properties of particles produced during combustion (Biomass burning) as a function of aging in the atmosphere. 2. The Multiphase Heterogeneous Chemistry of SO2 under wintertime conditions 3. Measurement of the Henry's law coefficient and first order loss rate of Isocyanic Acid (HNCO) and other pyrogenic species in the liquid phase 4. Laser Induced Breakdown spectroscopy for detection of metal contaminants in soil, water and food. 5. Chemical Physics- Laser induced chemical reactions, Chemical dynamics and abinitio quantum calculations

Recent Publications

Smith, Damon  Fiddler, Marc  Saxton, Keanneth  Bililign, Solomon  (2018).  Construction and Characterization of an Indoor Smog Chamber for the Measurement of the Optical and Physicochemical Properties of Aging Biomass Burning Aerosols Native to sub-Saharan Africa.  (amt-2018-43,  ).  Atmospheric Measurement Techniques -Discussions.

Fibige, Dorothy   McDuffie, Erin   Dube, William   Aikin, Ken   Lopez-Hilfiker, Felipe   Lee, Ben   Green, Jaime   Fiddler, Marc  Holloway, John   Ebben, Carly   Sparks, Tamara   Wooldridge, Paul   Weinheimer, Andrew   Montzka, Denise   Apel, Eric   Hornbrook, Rebecca   Hills, Alan   Blake, Nicola   DiGangi, Josh   Wolfe, Glenn   Hanisco, Thomas   Bililign, Solomon  Cohen, Ronald   Thornton, Joel   Brown, Steven   (2018).  Wintertime overnight Nox removal in a coal-fired power plant plume and its implications for understanding winter Nox processing.  (123,  pp. 1-14).  Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Poudel, Samin  Smith, Damon  Fiddler, Marc  Flurchick, Kenneth  Bililign, Solomon  (2017).  Optical Properties of Biomass Burning Aerosols: Comparison of Experimental Measurements and T-matrix Calculations..  In MDPI- Postfach, CH - 4020 Basel, Switzerland  (11,  8,  pp. 228).  Atmosphere- Special Issue "Aerosol Optical Properties: Models, Methods & Measurements".

Singh, Sujeeta  Fiddler, Marc  Bililign, Solomon  (2016).  Measurement of size-dependent single scattering albedo of fresh biomass burning aerosols using the extinction-minus-scattering technique with a combination of cavity ring-down spectroscopy and nephelometry.  (21,  16,  pp. 13491 to 13507).  Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Bililign, Solomon  Schimmel, Keith  Roop, John  Meyerson, Gregory  (2015).  A university without departments and colleges -A new structure to strengthen disciplinary and interdisciplinary education and research.  (11,  3,  ).  International Journal for Innovation Education and Research.

Singh, Sujeeta  Fiddler, Marc  Smith, Damon  Bililign, Solomon  (2014).  Error analysis and uncertainty in the determination of aerosol optical properties using cavity ring-down spectroscopy, integrating nephelometry, and the extinction-minus-scattering method.  (12,  48,  pp. 1345 to 1359).  Aerosol Science and Technology.

Barth, MC  Cochran, AK  Fiddler, MN  Roberts, JM  Bililign, Solomon  (2013).  Numerical modeling of cloud chemistry effects on isocyanic acid (HNCO).  (15,  118,  pp. 8688รข€“8701).  Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Bililign, Solomon  (2013).  The Need for Interdisciplinary Research and Education for Sustainable Human Development to Deal with Global Challenges.  (1,  1,  pp. 8).  International Journal of African Development.

SAYEMUZZAMAN, Mohammed  Schimmel, Keith  PORTER, Michael  Bililign, Solomon  Mekonnen, Ademe  Lin, Yuh Lang  Rastigeyev, Yevgenly  Zhang, Jing  WHITEHEAD, Kendra  YOUNG, Candice  (2012).  CLIMATE MISCONCEPTION REMEDIATION WITH 3-D VISUALIZATIONS.   2012 GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte.