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Solomon Bililign

Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Contact
Marteena 306, Gibbs 302, Lab- IRC 005/07
Education
Ph.D.Physics / University of Iowa
M.S.Physics / Addis Ababa University
B.S.Physics / Addis Ababa University

Bio

Dr. Solomon Bililign joined NCA&T in 1993. He did his undergraduate and MS work in Physics at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, PhD at the University of Iowa and postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Utah Department of Chemistry. His area of specialization includes Experimental and Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics /and Chemical Physics. He builds research capacity in chemical physics and atmospheric sciences at NCA&T with a combined federal grant of over 19 million.  He served as the Department Chair. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, mathematics and Engineering. He has received the senior researcher award for NCAT in 2002 and 2017, teaching excellence award in 2006, 2015 and 2018.

Research Interests

Research in Bililign group involves the use of Spectroscopic Techniques and theoretical methods for atmospheric applications: The focus is measuring in the lab and the field the optical and physio-chemical properties of Biomass Burning (BB) aerosols and understanding the role of BB Aerosols on climate, regional weather, air quality and health. We investigate
i) How relative humidity (RH) photochemical aging morphology and burn conditions influence the size distribution, optical properties and chemical properties of BB aerosols produced from sub Saharan Africa Biomass Fuels. 2) Toxicity of Complex Aerosols from Biomass Burning.

External URL

http://www.ncat.edu/cost/departments/phys/people/bililign/index.html

Recent Publications

  • Kenneth Kunkel, Solomon Bililign, Kenneth Kunkel, Solomon Bililign (2020). (North Carolina Climate Science Report). In North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, ). North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies.
  • Emmanuel Sarpong, Marc Fiddler, Solomon Bililign (2020). ( Refractive Indices of Biomass Burning Aerosols Obtained from African Biomass Fuels using RDG Approximations). (1) 11, pp. 62 ). Atmospheres.
  • Kenneth Kunkel, Solomon Bililign, Kenneth Kunkel, Solomon Bililign (2020). (North Carolina Climate Science Report). In North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, ). North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies.
  • Jaime Green, Marc Fiddler, John Holloway, Dorothy Fibiger, Erin McDuffie, Pedro Campuzano-Jost, Jason Schroder, Jose Jimenez, Andrew Weinheimer, Janine Aquino, D Montzka, Samuel Hall, Kirk Ulmann, Viral Shah, Lyatt Jaegle, Joel Thornton, Solomon Bililign, Steven Brown, Jaime Green, Marc Fiddler, Solomon Bililign (2019). (Rates of Wintertime Atmospheric SO2 Oxidation based on Aircraft Observations during Clear Sky Conditions over the Eastern U.S.). (Special Issue -WINTER Campaign) 124, ). Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres.
  • Jaime Green, Marc Fiddler, John Holloway, Dorothy Fibiger, Erin McDuffie, Pedro Campuzano-Jost, Jason Schroder, Jose Jimenez, Andrew Weinheimer, Janine Aquino, D Montzka, Samuel Hall, Kirk Ulmann, Viral Shah, Lyatt Jaegle, Joel Thornton, Solomon Bililign, Steven Brown, Jaime Green, Marc Fiddler, Solomon Bililign (2019). (Rates of Wintertime Atmospheric SO2 Oxidation based on Aircraft Observations during Clear Sky Conditions over the Eastern U.S.). (Special Issue -WINTER Campaign) 124, ). Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres.
  • Damon Smith, Marc Fiddler, Kenneth Sexton, Solomon Bililign, Damon Smith, Marc Fiddler, Solomon Bililign (2019). (Construction and Characterization of an Indoor Smog Chamber for Measuring the Optical and Physicochemical Properties of Aging Biomass Burning Aerosols ). (3) 19, pp. 467-483 ). Aerosol and Air Quality Research.
  • , Solomon Bililign, Solomon Bililign (2019). (Programs to Build Capacity in Geosciences at HBCUs and MSIs: Examples from North Carolina A and T State University ). (4) 67, pp. 351-365 ). Journal of Geosciences Education.
  • Damon Smith, Marc Fiddler, Kenneth Sexton, Solomon Bililign, Damon Smith, Marc Fiddler, Solomon Bililign (2019). (Construction and Characterization of an Indoor Smog Chamber for Measuring the Optical and Physicochemical Properties of Aging Biomass Burning Aerosols ). (3) 19, pp. 467-483 ). Aerosol and Air Quality Research.
  • Marc Fiddler, Solomon Bililign, Jessica Haskins (2019). (Anthropogenic control over wintertime oxidation of atmospheric pollutants). (24) 46, pp. 14826-14835 ). Geophysical Research Letters.
  • Dorothy Fibige, Erin McDuffie, William Dube, Ken Aikin, Felipe Lopez-Hilfiker, Ben Lee, Jaime Green, Marc Fiddler, John Holloway, Carly Ebben, Tamara Sparks, Paul Wooldridge, Andrew Weinheimer, Denise Montzka, Eric Apel, Rebecca Hornbrook, Alan Hills, Nicola Blake, Josh DiGangi, Glenn Wolfe, Thomas Hanisco, Solomon Bililign, Ronald Cohen, Joel Thornton, Steven Brown, Dorothy Fibige, Marc Fiddler, Solomon Bililign (2018). (Wintertime overnight Nox removal in a coal-fired power plant plume and its implications for understanding winter Nox processing). (2) 123, pp. 1412 to 1425 ). Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
  • Ben Lee, Felipe Lopez-Hilfike, Patrick Veres, Erin McDuffie, Dorothy Fibiger, Tamara Sparks, Marc Fiddler, Jaime Greene, Carlena Ebben, Jason Schroder, Pedro Campuzano-Jost, Siddharth Iyer, Emma D Ambro, Siegfried Schobesberger, Steven Brown, Paul Wooldridge, Ronald Cohen, Solomon Bililign, Jose Jimenez, Theo Kurten, Andrew Weinheimer, Lyatt Jaegle, Joel Thornton, Ben Lee, Marc Fiddler, Solomon Bililign (2018). (Airborne observations of reactive inorganic chlorine and bromine species in the exhaust of coal-fired power plants). (19) 123, pp. 11,225-11,237 ). Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
  • Damon Smith, Marc Fiddler, Keanneth Saxton, Solomon Bililign, Damon Smith, Marc Fiddler, Solomon Bililign (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). (https://www.atmos-meas-tech-discuss.net/amt-2018-43/) (amt-2018-43) ). Atmospheric Measurement Techniques -Discussions.
  • Ben Lee, Felipe Lopez-Hilfiker, Patrick Veres, Erin McDuffie, Dorothy Fibiger, Tamara Sparks , Carlena Ebben, Jaime Green, Jaime Green, Jason Schroder, Pedro Campuzano-Jost, Siddharth Iyer, Emma D'Ambro, Siegfried Schobesberger, Steven Brown, Paul Wooldridge, Ronald Cohen, Solomon Bililign, Jose Jimenez, Theo Kurten, Andrew Weinheimer, Lyatt Jaegle, Joel Thornton, Marc Fiddler, Ben Lee, Solomon Bililign, Marc Fiddler (2018). (Flight deployment of a high-resolution time-of-flight chemical ionization mass spectrometer: observations of reactive halogen and nitrogen oxide species). (14) 123, pp. 7670 to 7686 ). Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
  • Viral Shah, Lyatt Jaegle, Felipe Lopez-Hilfiker, Ben Lee, Joel Thornton, Jason Schroder, Pedro Campuzano-Jost, Jose Jimenez, Hongyu Guo, Amy Sullivan, Rodney Weber, Jaime Green, Marc Fiddler, Solomon Bililign, Steven Brown, Viral Shah, Solomon Bililign (2018). (Chemical Feedbacks Suppress the Wintertime Response of Atmospheric Particulate Sulfate and Nitrate to Emissions Reductions over the Eastern U.S.). (32) 115, pp. 8110 to 8115 ). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Ben Lee, Felipe Lopez-Hilfiker, Patrick Veres, Erin McDuffie, Dorothy Fibiger, Tamara Sparks , Carlena Ebben, Jaime Green, Jaime Green, Jason Schroder, Pedro Campuzano-Jost, Siddharth Iyer, Emma D'Ambro, Siegfried Schobesberger, Steven Brown, Paul Wooldridge, Ronald Cohen, Solomon Bililign, Jose Jimenez, Theo Kurten, Andrew Weinheimer, Lyatt Jaegle, Joel Thornton, Marc Fiddler, Ben Lee, Solomon Bililign, Marc Fiddler (2018). (Flight deployment of a high-resolution time-of-flight chemical ionization mass spectrometer: observations of reactive halogen and nitrogen oxide species). (14) 123, pp. 7670 to 7686 ). Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
  • Viral Shah, Lyatt Jaegle, Felipe Lopez-Hilfiker, Ben Lee, Joel Thornton, Jason Schroder, Pedro Campuzano-Jost, Jose Jimenez, Hongyu Guo, Amy Sullivan, Rodney Weber, Jaime Green, Marc Fiddler, Solomon Bililign, Steven Brown, Viral Shah, Solomon Bililign (2018). (Chemical Feedbacks Suppress the Wintertime Response of Atmospheric Particulate Sulfate and Nitrate to Emissions Reductions over the Eastern U.S.). (32) 115, pp. 8110 to 8115 ). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Dorothy Fibige, Erin McDuffie, William Dube, Ken Aikin, Felipe Lopez-Hilfiker, Ben Lee, Jaime Green, Marc Fiddler, John Holloway, Carly Ebben, Tamara Sparks, Paul Wooldridge, Andrew Weinheimer, Denise Montzka, Eric Apel, Rebecca Hornbrook, Alan Hills, Nicola Blake, Josh DiGangi, Glenn Wolfe, Thomas Hanisco, Solomon Bililign, Ronald Cohen, Joel Thornton, Steven Brown, Dorothy Fibige, Marc Fiddler, Solomon Bililign (2018). (Wintertime overnight Nox removal in a coal-fired power plant plume and its implications for understanding winter Nox processing). (2) 123, pp. 1412 to 1425 ). Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
  • Ben Lee, Felipe Lopez-Hilfike, Patrick Veres, Erin McDuffie, Dorothy Fibiger, Tamara Sparks, Marc Fiddler, Jaime Greene, Carlena Ebben, Jason Schroder, Pedro Campuzano-Jost, Siddharth Iyer, Emma D Ambro, Siegfried Schobesberger, Steven Brown, Paul Wooldridge, Ronald Cohen, Solomon Bililign, Jose Jimenez, Theo Kurten, Andrew Weinheimer, Lyatt Jaegle, Joel Thornton, Ben Lee, Marc Fiddler, Solomon Bililign (2018). (Airborne observations of reactive inorganic chlorine and bromine species in the exhaust of coal-fired power plants). (19) 123, pp. 11,225-11,237 ). Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
  • Damon Smith, Marc Fiddler, Keanneth Saxton, Solomon Bililign, Damon Smith, Marc Fiddler, Solomon Bililign (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). (https://www.atmos-meas-tech-discuss.net/amt-2018-43/) (amt-2018-43) ). Atmospheric Measurement Techniques -Discussions.
  • Samin Poudel, Damon Smith, Marc Fiddler, Kenneth Flurchick, Solomon Bililign, Marc Fiddler, Kenneth Flurchick, Solomon Bililign, Samin Poudel (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".