University of California, Riverside

Center for Environmental Research & Technology



Tom Durbin


Research Engineer

Tom DurbinDr. Durbin is an Associate Research Engineer in the fuel and emissions research group of CE-CERT. He is conducting research in the area of vehicle emissions with an emphasis on studying particulate emissions. This research includes programs to quantify particulate emissions from in-use gasoline and diesel vehicles, smoking vehicles, as well as alternative fuel vehicles. Dr. Durbin is also currently involved in research to evaluate the effectiveness of OBDII systems in monitoring emissions-related malfunctions and in diesel fuels research with biodiesel. Prior to joining the vehicle emissions group, Dr. Durbin was involved in several other areas of research at CE-CERT including renewable energy and fuel sources and advanced vehicle technologies. Tom Durbin received his doctorate degree in Physics from the University of California, Riverside, in 1994 where the primary focus of his dissertation was the study of Si films and solid lubricants.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Center for Environmental Research & Technology
1084 Columbia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507
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Tel: (951) 781-5791
Fax: (951) 781-5790
E-mail: certinfo@cert.ucr.edu

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