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Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Dr. Tom Jobson

Tom Jobson





(509) 335-2692


(509) 335-7632

Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (LAR)


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, 1994 – York University, Toronto, Canada
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, 1989 – University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, Washington State University, 2014 – Present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, Washington State University, 2005 – 2014
  • Senior Research Scientist, Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division, Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, 2001 – 2005
  • Research Associate, Co-operative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Aeronomy Laboratory, Boulder CO, 1997 – 2000
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the NOAA Aeronomy Lab, Boulder, CO, 1994 – 1997


  • Leon Luck Faculty Award, Most Effective Faculty Member, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 2012
  • US DOE Office of Science Undergraduate Programs Outstanding Mentor Award, 2003

Research Interests

  • Measurement of Trace Organic Gases in the Atmosphere
  • Trace Gas Instrumentation
  • Tropospheric Photochemistry
  • Biogeochemical Cycling
  • Global Climate Change


  • Environmental Measurements
  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Physical Process
  • Advanced Instrumentation


  • Shen, S., M. Burton, B.T. Jobson, and L. Haselbach, Pervious Concrete with Titanium Dioxide as a Photocatalyst Compound for a Greener Urban Road Environment, J. Construct Building Materials, 2012.
  • Xie, Y., R. Elleman, B.T. Jobson, and B. Lamb, Evaluation of O3-NOx-VOC Sensitivities Predicted with the CMAQ Photochemical Model using Pacific Northwest 2001 Field Observations , (2011), J. Geophys. Res., 116, D20303, doi:10.1029/2011JD015801, 2011.
  • V. P. Kanawade, B. T. Jobson, A. B. Guenther, M. E. Erupe, S. N. Pressley, S. N. Tripathi, and Shan-Hu Lee, Isoprene Suppression of New Particle Formation in a Mixed Deciduous Forest, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 6013-6027, 2011.
  • B.T. Jobson and J.K. McCoskey, Sample Drying to Improve Formaldehyde Measurements by PTR-MS instruments, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, 1821-1835, 2010.
  • E. Velasco, S. Pressley, R. Grivicke, E. Allwine, T. Coons, W. Foster, B.T. Jobson, H. Westberg, R. Ramos, F. Hernandez, L. T. Molina, and B. Lamb, Eddy Covariance Flux Measurements of Pollutant Cases in Urban Mexico City, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9, 7325-7342, 2009.