Tami Bond’s approach to learning can be summarized as, “Do what’s fun and disregard boundaries.”
Bond, who earned her BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and focused her Ph.D. on combustion, joined the Illinois Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty in 2003.
Bond is passionate about dissecting the science behind the harmful effects of carbon emissions and hopes to make a comprehensive case for implementing alternative fuels and technologies. She and her research group are currently studying effects on humans caused by black carbon emissions from cook stoves, brick kilns, and diesel engines.
She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2014, earning an award that is also known as the “genius grant.”
Explore Bond’s research group website here.
Vignette written by: Taylor Tucker, August 2017