Distinguished R&D Staff Member
Environmental Sciences Division
Meng-Dawn Cheng in front of the Kremlin, Moscow in October 2012, during a workshop on Arctic Black Carbon bilaterally sponsored by the US National Academy of Science and Russian Academies of Sciences.
Current Research Areas
Major Research Projects
Selected Publication in the Past Five Years
- Cheng, M.D. (2013) Geolocating Russian Black Carbon Emission Sources, Atmos. Environ., September, in journal peer-review.
- Damit, B., B. L. Bischoff, T. J. Phelps, C. Y. Wu, and M.-D. Cheng (2013) Filtration of bioaerosols using a granular metallic filter with micrometer-sized collectors, J. Environ. Engr., May, in journal peer-review.
- Damit, B., C. Y. Wu, and M.-D. Cheng (2013) On the validity of the Poisson assumption in sampling nanometer-sized aerosols, J. Nanoparticle Res., July, in journal peer-review.
- Cheng, M.-D. (2013) Classification of Volatile Engine Particles, J. Air Quality and Aerosol Res., 13(5): 1411-1422.
- Cheng, M.D. (2013) Vapor-Particle Separation Using Microporous Metallic Membrane in Crossflow Filtration, Chem. Engr. Trans., 32: 2025-2030.
- Cheng, M.-D., K. Huang, J. S. Fu, J. M. Storey, J. Cresko, E. L. Hodson (2012) Resolving Arctic Black Carbon Sources through Data Fusion, Proc. National Acad. Sci.-Russian Acad. Sci., Oct. 2012., 51-53.
- Cheng, M.-D., W. A. Miller, J. New, and P. Berdahl (2012) Understanding the Long-Term Effect of Environmental Exposure on Roof Reflectance in California, Construct. Building Mater. 26: 516-526, doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2011.06.052
- Cheng, M.-D. and S. L. Allman (2011) Improved Measurement for Volatile Particles: VPS Design and Laboratory Tests, Rev. Sci. Instr. 82(Dec):125106.1-125106.8, doi: 10.1063/1.3665095
- Cheng, M.-D., W. A. Miller, P. Berdahl, and S. M. Pfiffner (2010) Composition and Effects of Atmospheric Particles on the Performance of Steep-Slope Roofing Materials, Building Environ., 46(2010): 999-1010, doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2010.10.25
- Cheng, M.-D. and E. Corporan (2010) A Study of Extractive and Remote-Sensing Sampling and Measurement of Emissions from Military Aircraft Engines, Atmos. Environ., 44(2010):4867-4878, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.08.033
- Cheng, M.-D. (2010) Development and Application of A Membrane-Based Thermodenuder for Measurement of Volatile Particles Emitted by A Jet Turbine Engine, ASME GT2010-22175.
- Corporan, E., M. J. DeWitt, C. D. Klingshirn, R. Striebich, and M.-D. Cheng (2010) Emissions Characteristics of Military Helicopter Engines with JP-8 and Fischer-Tropsch Fuels, J. Propulsion Power, 26(2): 317-324, March-April.
- Cheng, M.-D., E. Corporan, M.J. DeWitt, and B. Landgraf (2009) Emissions of Volatile Particulate Components from Turboshaft Engines running JP-8 and Fischer-Tropsch Fuels, J. Aerosol and Air Qual. Res., 9(2): 237-256.
- Corporan, E., M. J. DeWitt, C.D. Klingshirn, S.M. Mahurin, and M.-D. Cheng (2009) Emissions Characteristics of A Legacy Military Aircraft, ASME GT2009-59255.
- Cheng, M.-D., E. Corporan, M. J. DeWitt, C. W. Spicer, M. L. Holdren, K. Cowen, B. D. Harris, R. Shores, R. Hashmonay, and R. Kagann (2008) Probing Emissions of Military Cargo Aircraft: Description of a Joint Field Measurement Program, J. Air and Waste Manage. Assoc., 58(6): 787-796, doi:10.3155/1047-3218.104.22.1687.
- Mukherjee, D. and M.-D. Cheng (2008) Quantitative Characterization of Carbon Based Aerosolized Drugs using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Appl. Spectrosc., 62(5):554-562. (This paper was the cover page for the May issue.)
- Mukherjee, D. and M.-D. Cheng (2008) Quantitative Analysis of Carbonaceous Aerosols Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: A Study on Mass Loading Induced Plasma Matrix Effects, J. Anal. Atomic Spectrosc., 23: 119-128, DOI: 10.1039/b713436n.
Photos taken during the T63 Turboshaft Engine Emission Campaigns at Wright-Patterson Air Force Research Laboratory in October 2013. From the left: John Storey working on an ORNL-built PMP system, the center is the ORNL Patent Pending Vapor-Particle Separator development by MD Cheng, and the right photo shows the group of researchers involved in the campaign plus a couple of engine operators not shown in the picture.