Dr. Andino and her research team are dedicated to finding innovative solutions to air quality issues. The group utilizes fundamental chemical kinetics and reaction engineering principles to:
(a) understand chemical transformations,
(b) design air pollution control techniques and devices, including those related to energy, and
(c) develop air pollutant sensing technologies.
Recent applications are in the areas of the photocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide to useful products, ambient smog formation, and ionic liquid based sensors for air pollutants.
California Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
Harvard University, S.B. in Engineering Sciences
Address air quality issues through chemical kinetics and reaction engineering principles applied to understanding atmospheric chemical transformations, designing air pollution control techniques and devices, including sensing technologies.
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil, Environmental & Sustainable Engineering
- Environmental Life Sciences
Honors and Awards
- Fulbright US Scholar (2012) at the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá) – awarded by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through the Fulbright Board.
- NASA Space Act Award (2007) for leading the development of the technology “Chemically Assisted Photcatalyst Oxidation System (CAPOS).
- NASA Space Act Award (2007) for developing the technology “Hydrogen Detection and Quantification System”.
- NASA Space Act Award (2006) for contributing to the development of the “Photocatalyst Coated Magnetic Composite Particles” technology.
- John J. McCreary Outstanding Faculty Award (2004)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science Latin American Lecture Series- Selected Participant (2003)
- National Science Foundation CAREER Award Recipient (1997)
- National Society of Black Engineers Award for Outstanding Support, UF Chapter (2001)
- Ebony Appreciation Award for Pioneering Spirit (2001)
- Faculty of the Year Award, National Society of Black Engineers, UF Chapter (1999)
- Summer Faculty Fellowship (with an accompanying fellowship for a graduate student), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (1997)
- Caltech Graduate Dean’s Award for Service and Leadership (1996)
- Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientist (affiliated with the Atmospheric Chemistry Gordon Conference program), Selected Participant (1995)
- James Irvine Graduate Fellowship (1990-1996)
- National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Scholarship Recipient (1994)
- Multicultural Task Force Leadership & Service Award (Caltech, 1994)
- National Society of Black Engineers, Caltech Chapter, Member of the Year (1993)
- National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, Honorable Mention (1991)