Hi, I'm Ben

Alta Sustainability Leadership Award

Recognizing excellence in leadership for the health of our community and planet.


Here's a selection of some work that I'm proud of.

Stochastic Time-Inverted Lagrangian Transport Model

An open source lagrangian particle dispersion model

Particle Simulations

Simulates transport and dispersion of a stochastic particle ensemble

Footprint calculation

Gaussian kernel estimation to spatially distribute influence field


Methods for single node and SLURM cluster parallelization

WRF and HRRR Friendly

Compatible with popular meteorological data products

STILT Webpage

Nerdmobile mobile laboratory

Van-based mobile laboratory for pollution measurement campaigns

Mobile Measurement Lab

Automated measurement systems map pollutant exposure and trace gas concentrations

Operator Dashboards

iPad app controls measurement systems and displays real-time measurements and diagnostics

TRAX Light-rail air quality measurements

Air quality and trace gas measurements on Salt Lake City's light rail system

Ongoing Measurements

Autonomous mobile laboratory for urban air quality and trace gas measurements

Mapping Urban Pollution

Long term trends reveal areas with consistently higher pollutant concentrations

Air Trend Data Acquisition

Open source data acquisition and web visualizations in R's Shiny

Modular Code

Data logging and visualizations compatible with UNIX based computers

Web Data Dashboards

Real-time web visualizations in R's Shiny to check measurement status from anywhere

Visualization Dashboards and Technical Utilities

Trace gas and air quality data utilities available at air.utah.edu

Interactive Visualizations

Over 10 years of scientific grade measurements made available to the public

Technical Diagnostics

Technical dashboards and interactive utilities to monitor measurement network status

About Me

I enjoy building hardware and software tools that improve our understanding of the world. My work involves atmospheric transport modeling, data mining, machine learning, HPC and cloud computing, server/network administration, and hardware and software development for measurement control systems.

I’ve built trace gas and air quality measurement systems currently operating autonomously across Utah. These data paired with atmospheric models are used to quantify the urban carbon cycle, spatially correlate pollution exposure with cardiovascular and respiratory illness, estimate bulk methane fluxes from developing oil and gas basins, and examine chemical processes driving the formation of aerosol pollutants.

When I'm not working, you can usually find me skiing or climbing mountains.

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