After receiving my academic training in Mechanical Engineering (fluid dynamics and combustion modeling), my efforts have been aimed at the development of instrumentation and methods for aerosol sampling and characterization. My particular interests are: use of low cost sampling devices for personal aerosol exposure monitoring, trace material (particles and vapors) detection, and synthesis of nanostructured materials in flames. My academic training and work in the field of aerosol science have allowed me to be a lead engineer/PI on multiple government and industry sponsored research projects. During my tenure as a Senior Research Scientist and the R&D Manager of a small R&D Company, I have developed novel particle sampling techniques and received several patents in the area of aerosol science, as shown below. I came back academia in 2014 as a research assistant professor at the University of Washington, Mechanical Engineering. I continue my research in the area of aerosol physics, as well as working with industrial partners on the commercialization of the novel technologies related to particulates sampling and analysis and combustion pollution control.