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Matthew Johnson

Professor and Scientific Director

Degrees:Ph.D., P.Eng
Phone:+1 (613) 520-2600 x 4039

Matt is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and Scientific Director of the Energy & Emissions Research Laboratory (EERL) who specializes in experimental research relating to pollutant emissions in the upstream energy industry. Matt completed his Ph.D. at the University of Alberta and went on to work as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. After returning to Canada to accept a faculty position, Matt served the full 10-year term as a Canada Research Chair at Carleton University from May 2006 – May 2016.

An author of numerous journal articles and frequent invited lecturer nationally and internationally, Matt’s research contributions include aircraft and ground-based methane measurements in the oil and gas sector, development of the “sky-LOSA” optical technology for measuring black carbon in plumes, parametric models for predicting efficiency of flares in crossflow, novel approaches for detecting and quantifying fugitive emissions sources, techno-economic analysis of GHG mitigation potential, and scientific rationale for standards development and regulatory decisions. His Energy & Emissions Research Lab. collaborates closely with government and industry, drawing support from a variety of national and international organizations including Natural Resources Canada, the World Bank, the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada, Environment Canada, Environmental Defense Fund, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.

 Past research led by Prof. Matthew Johnson