Senior Research Scientist
Trang joined the Bingham Center team as a postdoctoral researcher in June 2013. She is expert in dispersion and regional air quality modeling (WRF-Chem, WRF-CMAQ/CAMx, SMOKE), and works various projects funded by Deseret Power Electric Cooperative, Utah Energy Research Triangle, Utah Division of Air Quality, Bureau of Land Management, and the US Department of Energy. Trang's research focuses on modeling winter ozone pollution in the Uintah Basin and incorporates new research to improve model performance in capturing the winter conditions specific to the Basin that trigger ozone pollution (e.g, strong and persistent inversions). Trang also focuses on improving local emissions inventories by conducting sensitivity tests with the emission model Sparse Matrix Operator Kernel Emission (SMOKE) and photochemical model Comprehensive Air Quality Model with Extensions (CAMx). Trang collaborates closely with research partners at the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Utah Division of Air Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, and many others. Trangearned her bachelor of environmental sciences degree at Hochiminh City University of Natural Sciences (2001), her master of environmental engineering and management at the Asian Institute of Technology (2008), and her Ph.D. in environmental chemistry at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (2013).