Ann M. Dillner


Research Interests

  • Measuring the chemical composition of particulate matter air pollution (aerosols) for understanding health impacts, visibility degradation and climate forcing.
  • Developing and utilizing Fourier Transform – Infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) on Teflon filter particulate matter samples coupled with multivariate calibration methods for measuring chemical composition and identifying sources of particulate matter. 
  • Quantifying and characterizing the composition of smoke from forest fires, prescribed burns, residential wood burning and cook stoves.
  • Characterizing aerosol in national and international monitoring networks.

Image: Ann Dillner standing next to a monitoring station at a sandy beach.












Ann M. Dillner

Associate Director of Analytical Research
Research Publications


  • Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering – 2000
  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL

  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering - 1992
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering – 1989
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX



National and International Monitoring Networks with FT-IR measurements