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Herek L. Clack


Faculty Affiliate

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1998
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1997
  • B.S. Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, MIT, 1987
Office Location
1351 Beal Avenue, 169 EWRE Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125
Research Interests

Research focuses on reducing the environmental and health impacts of a variety of airborne aerosols. Current areas of activity include:

  • Electrostatic precipitation of aerosols with particular interest in the coupling between the fluid and electric fields (i.e., electro-hydrodynamics);
  • Non-Thermal plasmas as a means for inactivating airborne infectious agents such as viruses & bacteria in ventilation air;
  • Aerosol optical properties, with emphasis on new emission sources of particulate carbon and potential contributions to atmospheric climate forcing and climate change;
  • Air toxic compounds emitted from combustion processes and their control;
  • Liquid droplet combustion, especially non-ideal behavior contributing to formation of products of incomplete combustion.