Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
Adam Boies is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota and a lecturer in the Energy, Fluid Mechanics, and Turbomachinery Engineering Division at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on characterizing the evolution, dynamics, and impacts of gas-phase nanoparticles (e.g., soot) and gaseous pollutants. The applications of his research extend to air quality, transportation emissions, and engineered nanomaterials for energy applications.
He is a lead investigator of transportation energy and emissions within the Energy Efficient Cities initiative (EECi) and the Centre for Sustainable Freight, which focus on developing analysis tools that demonstrate achievable reductions in energy use and emissions. His transport research focuses on developing bottom-up engineering models of the vehicle fleet and liquid transport fuel to determine life-cycle energy use and emissions. His laboratory activities include quantification of transportation emissions from gas turbine and on-road vehicles, as well as sensor development for emissions and air quality research. Adam is a fellow at Trinity College Cambridge.
Boies has an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri Rolla and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.