Matthew Fraser

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Associate Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Executive Director , Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technology Center, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Arizona State University
PO Box 875306
Tempe, AZ 85287-5306


Dr. Fraser directs several research projects on urban air quality. His research uses organic speciation and receptor modeling to apportion ambient pollutants to their original source. Dr. Fraser's research group is involved in field-monitoring programs, source-characterization studies, emission-inventory preparation, and analytical method and instrument development projects.


air quality; sources of air pollution; control of air pollution; atmospheric monitoring instrumentation; atmospheric processes; energy conservation; energy efficiency technologies; renewable energy; solar energy systems


PhD, Environmental Engineering Science, Caltech, 1998

MS, Environmental Engineering Science, Caltech, 1993

BS, Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1991

Journal Articles


Bozlaker, A., N. J. Spada, M. P. Fraser and S. Chellam. 2014. Elemental characterization of PM2.5 and PM10 emitted from light duty vehicles in the Washburn Tunnel of Houston, Texas: Release of rhodium, palladium, and platinum. Environmental Science & Technology 48(1):54-62. DOI: 10.1021/es4031003. (link)

Clements, A. L., M. P. Fraser, N. Upadhyay, P. Herckes, M. Sundblom, J. Lantz and P. A. Solomon. 2014. Chemical characterization of coarse particulate matter in the desert Southwest – Pinal County Arizona, USA. Atmospheric Pollution Research 5(1):52-61. DOI: 10.5094/APR.2014.007. (link)

Gao, L., M. Zheng, M. Fraser and Y. Huang. 2014. Comparable hydrogen isotopic fractionation of plant leaf wax n-alkanoic acids in arid and humid subtropical ecosystems. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 15(2):361-373. DOI: 10.1002/2013GC005015. (link)

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