Mei Tessum
Mei Tessum
Research Assistant Professor
(217) 244-7264
360 F Agricultural Engr Sciences Bld

For More Information


  • Ph.D., Environmental Health, University of Minnesota, 2015
  • M.S., Environmental Health, University of Minnesota, 2010
  • B.M., Medicine, Tongji Medical College, 2005

Academic Positions

  • Research Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (2020-Present)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (2016-2019)
  • Staff Epidemiologist, China National Institute of Environmental Health, China CDC (2005-2008)

Resident Instruction

Research Interests

  • Industrial Hygiene 
  • Aerosol measurement and control technology
  • Applications of deep learning in air pollution modeling 
  • Air quality monitoring strategy 
  • Air pollution exposure modeling — for both ambient and occupational exposure 

Selected Articles in Journals

Recent Courses Taught

  • ABE 498 AB - Applied Data Science in ABE

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