Ph.D. Atmosphere/Energy Program, In Progress
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Advisor Mark Jacobson
M.S. Computational and Mathematical Engineering, 2011
Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering
Arizona State University
B.S. Mathematics, 2009
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Thesis: A mathematical model of angiogenesis in glioblastoma multiforme
Mary Cameron's research uses computer modeling techniques to investigate the effects of aircraft exhaust on climate and air pollution. She has explored the effects of solving aircraft gas-phase chemistry from multiple flights within an expanding plume versus solving it at the grid scale, in order to more accurately represent emissions in global models. Her current research topics include an inter-comparative study on the effects of cruise-altitude emissions on surface air quality, as well as the microphysical evolution of contrail particles from aircraft using alternative jet fuel blends. Mary is also involved with research and creating graphics for The Solutions Project, exploring ways to power society with 100% renewable energy sources.
Gettelman, A., C.-C. Chen, M.Z. Jacobson, M.A. Cameron, D.W.J. Wuebbles, A. Khodayari, D. Phoenix, Climate Effects from 2050 Projected Aviation Emissions, in review.
Jacobson, M.Z. M.A. Delucchi, M.A. Cameron, and B.A. Frew (2015), A low-cost solution to the grid reliability problem with 100% penetration of intermittent wind, water, and solar for all purposes, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Cameron, M.A., M.Z. Jacobson, A.D. Naiman, and S.K. Lele (2013), Effects of plume-scale versus grid-scale treatment of aircraft exhaust photochemistry, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 5815–5820. (link)
- Inter-comparative study of effects of aircraft on surface air quality
- 100% Wind, water, and solar all-sector energy plans for 139 countries
- The effects of alternative fuels on contrail microphysics
- Data visualization portfolio (link)
- Solutions Project visualizations (link)
- Presentation and Panel Discussion. An Inter-comparative modeling study of aviation exhaust on surface air quality, AEC Roadmap Meeting, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, 19 May 2015 (connected remotely).
- Poster. Quantifying the spatial and temporal distribution of aircraft emissions in the Upper-troposphere/lower stratosphere, CRC Mobile Source Air Toxins Workshop, Sacramento, California, 17-19 February 2015 (First place student poster award).
- Poster. The effects of aircraft on climate and air pollution, Opportunity Job Fair Research Symposium, Stanford, California, January 2015 (Outstanding poster award).
- Poster. Quantifying the spatial and temporal distribution of aircraft emissions in the upper-troposphere/lower stratosphere, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, 15-19 December 2014 (Outstanding student poster award).
- Poster. Evaluating the photochemical effects of aircraft emissions in the upper-troposphere/lower stratosphere, Atmospheric Chemical Mechanisms, Davis, California, 10-12 December 2014.
- Poster. The photochemical effects of treating aircraft emissions from multiple flights at the subgrid scale, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, 9-13 December 2013.
- Seminar. Modeling aircraft emissions from multiple flights at the subgrid scale, Atmosphere/Energy Seminar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 19 November 2013.
- Presentation and Panel Discussion. Effects of aviation on atmospheric chemistry, Aviation Emissions Characterization Roadmap, 11th Meeting of Primary Contributors, Washington, DC, 14 May 2013 (connected remotely).
- Poster. Modeling the effects of aircraft emissions on atmospheric photochemistry using layered plume dynamics, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, 3-7 December 2012.
- Presentation. Effects of plume versus grid-scale treatment of aircraft exhaust photochemistry, ACCRI Symposium, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 27 November 2012 (connected remotely).
- Presentation. Examining the effects of aircraft emissions on contrails and global climate, FAA/PARTNER Meeting, Washington, D.C., 27 March 2012 (connected remotely).
- Poster. Comparing the chemical effects of treating aviation gas emissions in an expanding plume versus at the grid scale, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, 5-9 December 2011.
- Presentation. Analysis of a mathematical model of early brain tumor growth, SIAM Conference on Computational Science & Engineering, Miami, Florida, 5 March 2009.
Teaching assistant at Stanford University for:
Vector Calculus for Engineers (CME 100).
Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers (CME 106).
Linear Algebra and Partial Differential Equations for Engineers (CME 104).
Spring 2010, Spring 2011
Air Pollution Modeling (CEE 263A).
Numerical Weather Prediction (CEE 263B).
Spring 2013, Spring 2015
Mary spends most of her free time trail running or recovering from running-related injuries. Trail Road