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Vance, Marina E. Assistant Professor and McLagan Family Fellow


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research overview

  • Dr. Vance's research group is centered at the intersection of air quality, nanotechnology, and exposure science. Dr. Vance utilizes environmental engineering tools to quantify human exposure to emerging environmental contaminants from everyday activities, especially ultrafine aerosols, and incidental and engineering nanomaterials.


  • aerosols, ultrafine aerosols, environmental exposure, exposure science, environmental nanotechnology, environmental nanoscience, silver nanoparticles, inhalation exposure, consumer safety


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courses taught

  • MCEN 3047 - Data Analysis and Experimental Methods
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Learn to plan and carry out experiments and analyze the results. Topics covered include measurement fundamentals, design of experiments, elementary statistics and uncertainty analysis. Topics in statistics include probability, error propagation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, linear regression, one- and two-factor ANOVA and time series analysis. Formerly MCEN 3037. Same as GEEN 3853.
  • MCEN 4085 - Mechanical Engineering Design Project 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Second part of a two-course capstone design experience in mechanical engineering. Includes refinement of prototype, design optimization, fabrication, testing, and evaluation. Students orally present the final design and prepare a written report and operation manual for the product. GEEN-BS and GEEN-BSEPL students are not required to complete MCEN 4026.
  • MCEN 5228 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours.


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