Matthew Fraser

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.

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)

Ravikumar, D., T. P. Seager, M. V. Chester and M. P. Fraser. 2014. Intertemporal cumulative radiative forcing effects of photovoltaic deployments. Environmental Science and Technology 48:10010-10018. DOI: 10.1021/es502542a. (link)


Allen, D. T., V. M. Torres, J. Thomas, D. W. Sullivan, M. Harrison, A. Hendler, S. C. Herndon, C. E. Kolb, M. P. Fraser, A. D. Hill, B. K. Lamb, J. Miskimins, R. F. Sawyer and J. H. Seinfeld. 2013. Measurement of methane emissions at natural gas production sites in the United States. Proceedings the National Academy of Sciences of the United States America 110(44):17768-17773. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1304880110. (link)

Bozlaker, A., B. Buzcu-Guven, M. P. Fraser and S. Chellam. 2013. Insights into PM10 sources in Houston, Texas: Role of petroleum refineries in enriching lanthanoid metals during episodic emission events. Atmospheric Environment 69:109-117. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.11.068. (link)

Bozlaker, A., J. M. Prospero, M. P. Fraser and S. Chellam. 2013. Quantifying the contribution of long-range Saharan dust transport on particulate matter concentrations in Houston, Texas, using detailed elemental analysis. Environmental Science & Technology 47(18):10179-10187. DOI: 10.1021/es4015663. (link)

Clements, A. L., B. Buzcu-Guven, M. P. Fraser, P. Kulkarni and S. Chellam. 2013. Role of particulate metals in heterogeneous secondary sulfate formation. Atmospheric Environment 75:233-240. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.04.038. (link)

Clements, A. L., M. P. Fraser, N. Upadhyay, P. Herckes, M. Sundblom, J. Lantz and P. A. Solomon. 2013. Characterization of summertime coarse particulate matter in the desert Southwest -- Arizona, USA. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association 63(7):764-772. DOI: 10.1080/10962247.2013.787955. (link)


Frohlich-Nowoisky, J., S. M. Burrows, Z. Xie, G. Engling, P. A. Solomon, M. P. Fraser, O. L. Mayol-Bracero, P. Artaxo, D. Begerow, R. Conrad, M. O. Andreae, V. R. Despres and U. Poschl. 2012. Biogeography in the air: Fungal diversity over land and oceans. Biogeosciences 9:1125-1136. DOI: 10.5194/bg-9-1125-2012. (link)


Upadhyay, N., A. Clements, M. P. Fraser and P. Herckes. 2011. Chemical speciation of PM2.5 and PM10 in south Phoenix, AZ. Journal of the Air and Waste Mangement Association 61(3):302-310. DOI: 10.3155/1047-3289.61.3.302. (link)


Bhat, S. and M. P. Fraser. 2007. Primary source attribution and analysis of α-pinene photooxidation products in Duke Forest, North Carolina. Atmospheric Environment 41(14):2958–2966. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.12.018. (link)

Kulkarni, P., S. Chellam and M. P. Fraser. 2007. Tracking petroleum refining emissions using lanthanum and lanthanides as elemental markers for PM2.5. Environmental Science and Technology 41(19):6748–6754. DOI: 10.1021/es062888i. (link)

Nopmongcol, U., W. Khamwichit, M. P. Fraser and D. T. Allen. 2007. Estimates of heterogeneous formation of secondary organic aerosol during a wood smoke episode in Houston, Texas. Atmospheric Environment 41(14):3057–3070. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.11.050. (link)

Wysocki, G., Y. Bakhirkin, S. So, F. K. Tittel, C. J. Hill, R. Q. Yang and M. P. Fraser. 2007. Dual interband cascade laser based trace-gas sensor for environmental monitoring. Applied Optics 46(33):8202-8210. DOI: 10.1364/AO.46.008202. (link)

Ying, Q., M. P. Fraser, R. J. Griffin, . Chen and M. J. Kleeman. 2007. Verification of a source-oriented externally mixed air quality model during a severe photochemical smog episode. Atmospheric Environment 41(7):1521–1538. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.10.004. (link)