Professor Jeffrey Siegel

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Professor Jeffrey Siegel

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Jeffrey Siegel
Dept. of Civil Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A4

Tel: 416-978-7975
Fax: 416-978-6813

jeffrey.siegel@utoronto.ca

Twitter:@IAQinGWN

Research Interests

Healthy and sustainable buildings, Ventilation and indoor air quality in residential and commercial buildings, Control of indoor particulate matter, Secondary impacts of control technologies and strategies, Aerosol dynamics in indoor environments and HVAC systems.

Education

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (2002)
    University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering (1999)
    University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S. Engineering (1995)
    Swarthmore College

Experience

  • Associate Professor, University of Texas (September 2008 - December 2012)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Texas (August 2002 - August 2008)

Teaching

Course Code Title & Description Instructor Session Day(s) Start Time End Location(s)
CIV1320H

Prof. Jeffrey Siegel Fall 2017 Monday 13:00 16:00 GB 117
CIV380H Prof. Jeffrey Siegel Winter 2018 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV576H

Prof. Jeffrey Siegel Winter 2018 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

 

  1. Dedesko S., Stephens, B., Gilbert J.A., Siegel J.A. Methods to Assess Human Occupancy and Occupant Activity in Hospital Patient Rooms. Accepted to Building and Environment.
  2. Gall, E.T., Siegel, J.A., Corsi, R.L. Modeling ozone removal to indoor materials, including the effects of porosity, pore diameter, and thickness. Accepted to Environmental Science and Technology.
  3. Siegel, J.A. Primary and Secondary Consequences of Indoor Air Cleaners. Accepted to Indoor Air.
  4. Ramos T., Dedesko S., Siegel J.A., Gilbert J.A., Stephens, B. Spatial and temporal variations in indoor environmental conditions, human occupancy, and operational characteristics in a new hospital environment. PLoS ONE. 10(3): e0118207. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0118207.
  5. Xu Y., Liang, Y., Urquidi J., Siegel, J.A. 2015. Semi-volatile Organic Compounds in HVAC Filter Dust in Retail Stores. Indoor Air, 25, 79-92.
  6. Nirlo, E., Crain, N., Corsi, R.L., Siegel, J.A. 2015. Field evaluation of five VOC measurement techniques: Implications for green building decision making. Science and Technology for the Built Environment (formerly HVAC&R Research), 21, 67–79.
  7. Khurshid, S. Siegel, J.A., Kinney K.A. 2014. Indoor Particulate Reactive Oxygen Species Concentrations. Environmental Research, 132, 46-53.
  8. Gall, E.T., Corsi, R.L., Siegel, J.A. 2014. Impact of Physical Properties on Ozone Removal to Several Porous Materials. Environmental Science and Technology, 48(7), 3682–3690.
  9. Xu Y., Liang, Y., Urquidi J., Siegel, J.A. 2014. Phthalates and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Retail Stores. Atmospheric Environment, 87, 53–64.
  10. Nirlo, E., Crain, N., Corsi, R.L., Siegel, J.A. 2014. Volatile organic compounds in fourteen U.S. retail stores. Indoor Air, 24, 484–494.
  11. Zaatari, M., Novoselac, A., Siegel, J.A. 2014. The Relationship between Filter Pressure Drop, Indoor Air Quality, and Energy Consumption in Rooftop HVAC Units. Building and Environment, 73, 151-161.
  12. Zaatari, M., Siegel, J.A. 2014. Particle Characterization in Retail Environments: Concentrations, Sources, and Removal Mechanisms. Indoor Air, 24, 350-361.
  13. Zaatari, M., Nirlo, E., Jareemit, D., Crain, N., Srebric, J., Siegel, J.A. 2014. Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Retail Stores: A Critical Review (RP 1596). HVAC&R Research, 20, 276-294.
  14. Hoisington, A., Maestre, J.P., Siegel, J.A., Kinney, K.A. 2014. Exploring the Microbiome of the Built Environment: A Primer on Four Biological Methods Available to Building Professionals. HVAC&R Research, 20, 167-175.
  15. Shogan, B., Smith, D., Packman, A., Kelley, S., Landon, E., Bhangar, S., Vora, G., Jones, R., Keegan, K., Stephens, B., Ramos, T., Kirkup, B., Levin, H., Rosenthal, M., Foxman, B., Chang, E., Siegel, J., Cobey, S., An, G., Alverdy, J., Olsiewski, P., Martin, M., Marrs, R., Hernandez, M., Christley, S., Morowitz, M., & Weber, S. 2013. The Hospital Microbiome Project: Meeting Report for the 2nd Hospital Microbiome Project, Chicago, USA, January 15th, 2013. Standards In Genomic Sciences, 8(3). doi:10.4056/sigs.4187859
  16. Taylor Lange, S., Juenger, M. G.C., Siegel, J.A. 2014. Radon Emanation Fractions from Concretes Containing Fly Ash and Metakaolin. Science of the Total Environment, 466-467, 1060-1065.
  17. Gall, E., Darling E., Siegel, J.A., Morrison G.C., Corsi, R.L. 2013. Evaluation of several green building materials for ozone removal, primary and secondary emissions. Atmospheric Environment. 77, 910-918.
  18. Waring, M. Siegel, J.A. 2013. Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation from Reactions between Ozone and Surface-Sorbed d-Limonene. Environmental Science and Technology, 47(12), 6341–6348.
  19. Stephens, B.R., Siegel J.A. Ultrafine particle removal by residential HVAC filters. Indoor Air, 23, 488–497.
  20. Boor, B., Siegel, J.A., Novoselac, A. 2013. Wind Tunnel Study on Aerodynamic Particle Resuspension from Monolayer and Multilayer Deposits on Indoor Surfaces. Aerosol Science and Technology, 47(8), 848-857.
  21. Boor, B., Siegel, J.A., Novoselac, A. 2013. Monolayer and Multilayer Particle Deposits on Hard Surfaces: Literature Review and Implications for Particle Resuspension in the Indoor Environment. Aerosol Science and Technology, 47(8), 831-847.
  22. Taylor Lange, S., Juenger, M. G.C., Siegel, J.A. 2013. Engineering Cement Renders to Improve Air Quality. Atmospheric Environment, 70, 263-266.
  23. Smith, D. et al., Alverdy, J., Gilbert, J., Coleman, M., Garcia-Houchins, S., Green, J., Keegan, K., Kelley, S., Kirkup, B., Kociolek, L., Levin, H., Landon, E., Olsiewski, P., Knight, R., Siegel, J., Weber, S., Gilbert, J.A., 2013. The Hospital Microbiome Project: Meeting Report for the 1st Hospital Microbiome Project Workshop on sampling design and building science measurements, Chicago, USA, June 7th-8th 2012. Standards in Genomic Sciences. 8(1), doi:10.4056/sigs.3717348.
  24. Stephens, B.R., Siegel J.A. 2012. Penetration of ambient submicron particles into single-family residences: associations with building characteristics Indoor Air, 22(4), 501–513.
  25. Taylor Lange, S., Stewart, J., Juenger, M. G.C., Siegel, J.A. 2012. The contribution of fly ash toward indoor radon pollution from concrete. Building and Environment, 56, 276-282.
  26. Stephens, B.R., Gall, E.T., Siegel J.A. 2012. Measuring the penetration of ambient ozone into residential buildings. Environmental Science and Technology, 46(2), 929–936.
  27. Cros, C., Morrison, G.C., Siegel, J.A., Corsi, R.L. 2012. Long-term performance of passive materials for removal of ozone from indoor air. Indoor Air, 22(1), 45-53.
  28. Stephens, B.R., Siegel J.A. 2012. Comparison of Test Methods for Determining Particle Removal Efficiency of Filters in Residential and Light-commercial Central HVAC Systems. Aerosol Science and Technology, 46(5), 504-513.
  29. Stephens, B., Novoselac, A., Siegel J.A. 2011. Operation characteristics of residential and light-commercial air-conditioning systems in a hot and humid climate zone. Building and Environment, 46(10), 1972-1983.
  30. Waring, M.S., Wells, J.R, Siegel, J.A. 2011. Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation from Ozone Reactions with Single Terpenoids and Terpenoid Mixtures. Atmospheric Environment, 45(25), 4235-4242.
  31. Waring, M.S., Siegel, J.A. 2011. Indoor air quality implications of using ion generators in residences. Indoor Air, 21(3), 267-276.
  32. Gall, E.T., Corsi, R., Siegel, J.A. 2011. Barriers and Opportunities for Passive Removal of Indoor Ozone. Atmospheric Environment, 45(19), 3338-3341.
  33. Noris, F., Siegel. J.A., Kinney, K.A. 2011. Evaluation of HVAC filters as a sampling mechanism for indoor microbial communities. Atmospheric Environment, 45, 338-346.
  34. Hun D.E., Corsi R. L., Morandi M.T., Siegel J.A. 2011. Automobile proximity and Indoor Residential Concentrations of BTEX and MTBE. Building and Environment, 46, 45-53.
  35. Peschiera, G. Taylor, J.T., Siegel J.A. 2010. Response-Relapse Patterns of Building Occupant Electricity Consumption Following Exposure to Personal, Contextualized and Occupant Peer Network Utilization Data. Energy and Buildings, 42, 1329–1336.
  36. Hun D.E., Corsi R. L., Morandi M.T., Siegel J.A. 2010. Formaldehyde in Residences: Long-Term Indoor Concentrations and Influencing Factors. Indoor Air, 20(3), 196-203.
  37. Waring, M.S., Siegel, J.A. 2010. The Influence of HVAC Systems on Indoor Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation. ASHRAE Transactions, 116(1), 556-571.
  38. Stephens, B., Novoselac, A., Siegel J.A. 2010. Energy Implications of Filters in Residential and Light-Commercial Buildings. ASHRAE Transactions, 116(1), 346-357.
  39. Stephens, B., Novoselac, A., Siegel J.A. 2010. The Effects of Filtration on Pressure Drop and Energy Consumption in Residential HVAC Systems. HVAC&R Research, 16(3), 273-294.
  40. Kunkel, D.A., Gall, E.T., Siegel, J.A., Novoselac, A., Morrison, G.C, Corsi, R.L. 2010. Passive Reduction of Human Exposure to Indoor Ozone. Building and Environment, 45(2), 445–452.
  41. Hun D.E., Siegel J.A., Morandi M.T., Stock, T.H., Corsi R. L. 2009. Cancer risk disparities between Hispanic and non-Hispanic White populations: The role of exposure to indoor air pollution. Environmental Health Perspectives, 117 (12), 1925-1931.
  42. Noris, F., Siegel, J.A., Kinney, K.A. 2009. Biological and Chemical Contaminants in HVAC Filter Dust. ASHRAE Transactions, 115(2), 484-491.
  43. Mukai, C., Siegel, J.A., Novoselac, A. 2009. Impact of Airflow Characteristics on Particle Resuspension from Indoor Surfaces. Aerosol Science and Technology, 43(10), 1022-1032.
  44. Novoselac, A., Siegel, J.A. 2009. Effective Positioning of Portable Air Cleaning Devices in Multizone Residential Buildings. Building and Environment, 44(12), 2348-2356.
  45. Chojnowski, D.B. Nigro, P.J. Siegel, J.A., Kosar. D.A. 2009 Laboratory Measurements to Quantify the Effect of Bypass on Filtration Efficiency. ASHRAE Transactions, 115(1), 191-198.
  46. VerShaw, J.R., Siegel, J.A., Chojnowski, D.B., Nigro, P.J. 2009. Implications of Filter Bypass. ASHRAE Transactions, 115(1), 199-207.
  47. Rim, D., Siegel, J.A., Spinhirine, J., Webb, A., McDonald-Buller, E. 2008. Characteristics of Cabin Air Quality in School Buses in Central Texas. Atmospheric Environment , 42, 6453-6464.
  48. Waring, M., Siegel, J.A., Corsi, R. 2008. Ultrafine particle removal and generation by portable air cleaners. Atmospheric Environment, 42, 5003-5014.
  49. Waring, M., Siegel, J. A. 2008. Particle loading rates for HVAC filters, heat exchangers, and ducts. Indoor Air, 18, 209-224.
  50. Corsi, R. L., Siegel, J. A., Chiang C. 2008. Particle resuspension during the use of vacuum cleaners on residential carpet. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 5, 232-238.
  51. Waring, M., Siegel, J.A. 2007. An evaluation of the indoor air quality in bars before and after a smoking ban in Austin, TX. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, 17, 260-268.
  52. Zhao, P., Siegel J., Corsi, R. 2007. Ozone removal by HVAC filters. Atmospheric Environment, 41, 3151-3160.
  53. Corsi, R., Siegel J., Karamalegos, A., Simon, H., Morrison, G. 2007. Personal Reactive Clouds: Introducing the concept of near head chemistry. Atmospheric Environment , 41, 3161-3165.
  54. Francisco, P. Siegel, J., Palmiter, L. Davis, B. 2006. Measuring Residential Duct Efficiency with the Short-Term Coheat Test Methodology. Energy and Buildings, 38, 1076-1083.
  55. Ward, M., Siegel, J.A., Corsi, R. L. 2005. The effectiveness of stand alone air cleaners for shelter-in-place. Indoor Air, 15, 127-134.
  56. Ward, M., Siegel, J.A., 2005. Filter Bypass: Implications for Filter Efficiency. ASHRAE Transactions. 111(2), 1091-1100.
  57. Siegel, J.A., Nazaroff, W.W. 2003. Predicting particle deposition on HVAC heat exchangers. Atmospheric Environment, 37, 5587-5596.
  58. Siegel, J, McWilliams, J., Walker, I. 2003. Comparison Between Predicted Duct Effectiveness from Proposed ASHRAE Standard 152P and Measured Field Data for Residential Forced Air Cooling Systems. ASHRAE Transactions, 109(1), 503-512
  59. Siegel, J.A., Wray, C. P. 2002. An Evaluation of Refrigerant Charge Diagnostics For Commissioning Residential Cooling Systems. ASHRAE Transactions, 108(2), 965-975.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings and Other Publications

 

  1. Dedesko, S., Ramos, T., Gilbert J.A., Stephens, B., Siegel, J.A. 2014. Using carbon dioxide and doorway beam-break sensors to determine occupancy in hospital patient rooms. Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 156.
  2. Gall, E.T., Siegel, J.A., Corsi, R.L. 2014. Sensitivity analysis of ozone-material modeling for porous materials in indoor environments. Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 201.
  3. Gilbert. J., Handley, K., Starkey, K., Hampton Marcel, J., Siegel, J.A., Kirkup, B., Stephens, B. 2014. The Hospital Microbiome Project, Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 207.
  4. Khurshid, S., Kinney K.A., Siegel, J.A. 2014. The role of ozone and terpenes on the concentration of indoor particulate reactive oxygen species. Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 352.
  5. Ramos, T., Azimi, P., Dide, L., Dedesko, S., Gilbert J.A., Siegel, J.A., Stephens, B. 2014. Building science measurements in the Hospital Microbiome Project. Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 685.
  6. Siegel, J.A., Novoselac, A., Morrison, G.C. 2014. A laboratory method for measuring ozone emission from in-duct air cleaners. Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 738.
  7. Xu Y., Liang, Y., Urquidi J., Siegel, J.A. 2014. Phthalates and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Retail Stores. Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 896.
  8. Zare, M., Siegel, J.A., 2014. Equilibrium relative humidity measurements on common office surfaces. Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 942.
  9. Siegel, J.A., Zare, M., Chase, J., Fouquier, J., Kelley, S. Caporaso, J.G., 2014. Impact of building science parameters on microbial communities on indoor surfaces. Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 943.
  10. Zaatari, M., Novoselac, A., Siegel J.A. 2013. The Relationship between Filter Pressure Drop, Indoor Air Quality, and Energy Consumption in Rooftop HVAC Units. Proceedings of ASHRAE IAQ 2013.
  11. Nirlo, E., Crain, N., Corsi, R., Siegel, J.A. 2013. Formaldehyde Concentration and Control in Retail Buildings. Proceedings of ASHRAE IAQ 2013.
  12. Xu Y., Liang, Y., Urquidi J., Siegel, J.A. 2013. Phthalates and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Retail Stores. Proceedings of ASHRAE IAQ 2013.
  13. Morrison, G.C. Shaughnessy, R.L., Siegel, J.A. 2013. In-duct air cleaning devices: Ozone emission rates and test methodology. Final Report submitted to CARB.
  14. Siegel, J.A. et al. (12 Authors). 2013. RP1596: Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Retail Stores Final report submitted to ASHRAE.
  15. Hoisington A., Maestre, J., Bae, S., Siegel, J.A., Kinney, K. 2012. “What is in the air in retail stores? A DNA-based study of bacterial and fungal communities in retail environments.” Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2012.
  16. Khurshid S., Siegel, J.A., Kinney, K. 2012. “The Relative Concentrations of Reactive Oxygen Species in Indoor and Outdoor Air.” Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2012.
  17. Urquidi, J., Liang, Y., Siegel, J.A. Xu, Y. 2012. “Phthalates and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Retail Stores.” Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2012.
  18. Khurshid S., Siegel, J., Kinney, K. 2012. “The Relative Concentrations of Reactive Oxygen Species in Indoor and Outdoor Air.” Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
  19. Gall, E.T., Corsi, R., Siegel, J.A. 2012. “Modeling Indoor Environments with Experimentally Determined Molar Yields.” Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
  20. Siegel, J. 2011. Engineering the Indoor Environment in Weinthal, L. (ed.) “Toward a New Interior: An Anthology of Interior Design Theory. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.
  21. Cros, C., Morrison, G.C., Siegel, J.A., Corsi, R.L. 2011. Passive Removal Of Indoor Ozone By Green Building Materials. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, paper ID 103.
  22. Stephens, B.R., Gall, E.T., Siegel, J.A. 2011. A Method For Measuring Ozone Penetration Through The Building Envelope. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, paper ID 148.
  23. Gall, E.T., Corsi, R., Siegel, J.A. 2011. Determination Of Ozone Reaction Probabilities With Porous Materials. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, paper ID 175.
  24. Taylor Lange , S. C., Cros, C., Juenger, M. C. G., Siegel, J.A., Poppendieck, D. 2011. The Role of Material Porosity on Ozone Uptake of Metakaolin-concrete Surfaces. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, paper ID 933.
  25. Waring, M.S., Siegel, J.A. 2011. Yields of Secondary Organic Aerosol from Reactions between Ozone and Surface-Adsorbed d-Limonene. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, paper ID 958.
  26. Siegel, J.A. 2011. Energy Implications of Residential Particle Control Technologies. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, paper ID 1003.
  27. Rhodes, J.D., Nirlo, E. Srebric, J., Siegel, J.A. 2011. Indoor Air Quality In Retail Buildings: A Review. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, paper ID 1008.
  28. Taylor Lange , S., Juenger, M. C. G., Siegel, J.A. Indoor Radon Exhalation Rates From Concrete With Fly Ash. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, paper ID 1015.
  29. Gunther, M., Rhodes, J.D., Morrison, G.C., Siegel, J.A. A Laboratory Method For Measuring The Ozone Emission From In-duct Air Cleaners. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, paper ID 1069.
  30. Gall, E.T., Siegel, J.A., Corsi, R.L. 2011. Zero-Energy Removal of Ozone in Residences. ASHRAE Transactions, 117(1), LV-11-C050, 411-418.
  31. Boor, B.E., Siegel, J.A., Novoselac, A. 2011. Development of an Experimental Methodology to Determine Monolayer and Multilayer Particle Resuspension from Indoor Surfaces. ASHRAE Transactions, 117(1), LV-11-C053, 434-441.
  32. Jackson, M., Aldred, J., Canady, J., Corsi, R.L, Siegel, J.A. 2010. The potential role of toilets as a vector for transmission of infectious disease. IAQVEC 2010: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation, and Energy Conservation, paper ID 87-112, 1-8
  33. Siegel J., 2009. Do forced air HVAC systems have a role in healthy homes? Healthy Buildings 2009, Paper ID 680, 1-4.
  34. Noris, F., Kinney, K.A., Siegel. J.A. 2009. HVAC filters as “passive” samplers: Fate analysis of indoor particles. Healthy Buildings 2009, Paper ID 535, 1-4.
  35. Rosenthal, J. and Siegel, J.A. 2009. Letter to the Editor: Does filter media type really affect BRS? Indoor Air, 19(4), 346-347.