Solomon Bililign





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

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Solomon Bililign


Ph D: Physics, University of Iowa, 1991

MS: Physics, Addis Ababa University, 1985

BS: Physics , Addis Ababa University, 1977

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.

Recent Publications

Bililign,  Solomon  ( 2019).  Programs to Build Capacity in Geosciences at HBCUs and MSIs: Examples from North Carolina A and T State University .    Journal of Geosciences Education.

Green,  Jaime  Fiddler,  Marc  Holloway,  John  Fibiger,  Dorothy  McDuffie,  Erin  Campuzano-Jost,  Pedro  Schroder,  Jason  Jimenez,  Jose  Weinheimer,  Andrew  Aquino,  Janine  Montzka,  D  Hall,  Samuel  Ulmann,  Kirk  Shah,  Viral  Jaegle,  Lyatt  Thornton,  Joel  Bililign,  Solomon  Brown,  Steven  ( 2019).  Rates of Wintertime Atmospheric SO2 Oxidation based on Aircraft Observations during Clear Sky Conditions over the Eastern U.S..  Special Issue -WINTER Campaign  ( 12,  124,  pp. 6630-6649).   Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres.

Smith,  Damon  Fiddler,  Marc  Sexton,  Kenneth  Bililign,  Solomon  ( 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.

Lee,  Ben   Lopez-Hilfike,  Felipe   Veres,  Patrick   McDuffie,  Erin   Fibiger,  Dorothy   Sparks,  Tamara   Fiddler,  Marc  Greene,  Jaime  Ebben,  Carlena  Schroder,  Jason   Campuzano-Jost,  Pedro   Iyer,  Siddharth   D Ambro,  Emma   Schobesberger,  Siegfried   Brown,  Steven   Wooldridge,  Paul   Cohen,  Ronald   Bililign,  Solomon  Jimenez,  Jose   Kurten,  Theo   Weinheimer,  Andrew   Jaegle,  Lyatt   Thornton,  Joel   ( 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.

Lee,  Ben   Lopez-Hilfiker,  Felipe   Veres,  Patrick   McDuffie,  Erin   Fibiger,  Dorothy  Sparks ,  Tamara   Ebben,  Carlena   Green,  Jaime   Green,  Jaime   Schroder,  Jason   Campuzano-Jost,  Pedro   Iyer,  Siddharth  D'Ambro,  Emma   Schobesberger,  Siegfried   Brown,  Steven   Wooldridge,  Paul   Cohen,  Ronald   Bililign,  Solomon  Jimenez,  Jose   Kurten,  Theo   Weinheimer,  Andrew   Jaegle,  Lyatt   Thornton,  Joel   Fiddler,  Marc  ( 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.

Shah,  Viral   Jaegle,  Lyatt   Lopez-Hilfiker,  Felipe   Lee,  Ben   Thornton,  Joel   Schroder,  Jason   Campuzano-Jost,  Pedro   Jimenez,  Jose   Guo,  Hongyu   Sullivan,  Amy   Weber,  Rodney   Green,  Jaime  Fiddler,  Marc  Bililign,  Solomon  Brown,  Steven  ( 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.

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.  ( 2,  123,  pp. 1412 to 1425).   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.  ( 3,  11,  ).   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.

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.

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

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.

Bililign,  Solomon  Lin,  Yuh Lang  Davis,  Robert  Ilias,  Shamsuddin  Kurkalova,  Lyubov  Kyei,  Yaw  Rastigeyev,  Yevgenly  Uzochukwu,  Godfrey  Bae,  Sunyoung  ( 2012).  Effects of global warming on North Carolina.  ( 2,  3,  pp. 52-70).   International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses.

Schimmel,  Keith  Jost,  Muktha  Watlington,  Shawn  Mcmanus,  Terrie  Bililign,  Solomon  Worrell,  Terry  Lin,  Yuh Lang  ( 2012).  Middle and High School Teacher Professional Development Through University Research Experiences and Curriculum Development.    American Society for Engineering Education.

Begashaw,  Israel  Fiddler,  Marc  Bililign,  Solomon  Brown,  Steven  ( 2011).  Measurement of the Fourth O- H Overtone Absorption Cross Section in Acetic Acid Using Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy.  ( 5,  115,  pp. 753-761).   The Journal of Physical Chemistry A.

Bililign,  Solomon  Lin,  Yuh Lang  Kurkalova,  Lyubov  Rastigeyev,  Yevgenly  Schimmel,  Keith  Davis,  Robert  Ilias,  Shamsuddin  Kyei,  Yaw  Uzochukwu,  Godfrey  ( 2009).  Climate and water resources: a challenge to integrated science/social policy formulation.  ( 2,  Summer 2009,  pp. 63-72).   Convergence Review.

Semmineh,  Natenael  Bililign,  Solomon  Hagebaum-Reignier,  Denis  Jeung,  Gwang-Hi  ( 2009).  Experimental studies of collisions of excited Li (4p) atoms with C 2 H 4, C 2 H 6, C 3 H 8 and theoretical interpretation of the Li-C 2 H 4 system.  ( 2,  355,  pp. 157-163).   Chemical Physics.

Fiddler,  Marc  Begashaw,  Israel  Mickens,  Matthew  Collingwood,  Michael  Assefa,  Zerihun  Bililign,  Solomon  ( 2009).  Laser spectroscopy for atmospheric and environmental sensing.  ( 12,  9,  pp. 10447-10512).   Sensors.