Farzan Oroumiyeh is a Ph.D. cantdidae at UCLA Department of Environmental Health Sciences. Farzan’s research is focused on non-exhaust traffic emission sources, including brake and tire wear emissions, and their spatial distribution in urban environments. Farzan is also exploring more emerging traffic emission sources such as electric vehicle (EV) batteries and their characteristics such as chemical composition and particle size distribution. He has also worked in collaboration with UCLA Department of Mechanical Engineering to study the efficiency of string-based wet electrostatic precipitators in collection of fine and ultrafine particles.
• Non-exhaust traffic emissions:
• Perform on-road measurement of brake and tire wear particles on various light-duty vehicles
• Examine the spatial distribution of metals and trace elements associated with brake and tire wear particles
• Compare the contribution of different sources to generation of PM metals and trace elements in the Greater Los Angeles area
• Collaborate with epidemiologists and biostatisticians to examine the association between the brake and tire wear metals and adverse health outcomes in the Greater Los Angeles area
• Work on developing a state-of-art sampling apparatus for measuring brake wear particles from heavy-duty vehicles