Tami Bond is an environmental engineer working at the interface of engineering and public policy to unravel the global effects of black carbon emissions on climate and human health and to comprehensively understand how energy interfaces with the atmosphere. Black carbon, or soot, is created essentially any time something is burned—from diesel engines and agricultural burning to home heating and cooking—and varies considerably by source; yet traditionally, large-scale global climate models have worked with rough estimations and little fidelity at the source level.
Tami Bond received a B.S. (1993) from the University of Washington, an M.S. (1995) from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. (2000) from the University of Washington. She was a postdoctoral associate (2000–2002) at the NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratories and a visiting scientist (2002–2003) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research before joining the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is currently a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and affiliate professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.