Brett C Singer

Brett Singer

Sustainable Energy Systems Group
Residential Building Systems Group
Indoor Environment Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R3058
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-3034
(510) 486-4779

Dr. Brett Craig Singer is a Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator in the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Department of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Singer is a Deputy Leader of the Indoor Environment Group and principal director of Indoor Air Quality efforts. Dr. Singer has conceived, conducted and led research projects related to air pollutant emissions, physical-chemical processes, and pollutant exposures in both outdoor and indoor environments. His research aims to understand the real world processes and systems that affect air pollutant exposures. His guiding professional motivation is to provide the scientific basis to inform energy and environmental policy.

Dr. Singer’s early career research examined on-road motor vehicle emissions and the effectiveness of California’s Smog Check program. His first project at LBNL examined the sorption of secondhand smoke compounds, an effect that contaminates materials and leads to extended odors and pollutant exposures. This work helped launch interest in the study of “thirdhand” smoke. He has been a scientific lead on projects examining the chemistry of cleaning products, the effect of sorption of exposures to air toxics and potential releases of chemical weapons, and exposures to traffic related pollutants.

In addition to his management and contributions to indoor air quality projects, Dr. Singer is Principal Investigator (PI) on two studies of pollutant emissions and air quality associated with residential natural gas appliances and co-PI on a study of energy and indoor air quality retrofits in low-income apartments.

Dr. Singer has authored or co-authored 29 papers published in archival, peer-reviewed journals as well as numerous government reports and peer-reviewed conference papers.

Education: He started at LBNL as a post-doctoral researcher after earning a Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998. Dr. Singer also holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Summa cum Laude, 1991) from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and an M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from UC-Berkeley (1994).

This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet.

Publications

2006

2005

Destaillats, Hugo, Brett C. Singer, Sharon K. Lee, and Lara A. Gundel. "Acid-Base Interactions Of Nicotine And Pyridine On Surfaces." In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Indoor Air 2005, 1700-1704. Vol. 2(4). Beijing, China: Tsinghua University Press, 2005.
Destaillats, Hugo, Brett C. Singer, Beverly K. Coleman, Melissa M. Lunden, Alfred T. Hodgson, Charles J. Weschler, and William W. Nazaroff. "Secondary Pollutants From Cleaning Products And Air Fresheners In The Presence Of Ozone." In Proceedings of The 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Indoor Air 2005, 2081-2085. Vol. 2(9). Beijing, China: Tsinghua University Press, 2005.
Singer, Brett C., Alfred T. Hodgson, Toshifumi Hotchi, Katherine Y. Ming, Richard G. Sextro, Emily E. Wood, and Nancy J. Brown. "Sorption of organic gases in residential bedrooms and bathrooms." In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Indoor Air 2005, 2314-2319. Vol. 2(9). Beijing, China: Tsinghua University Press, 2005. Download: 

2004

Nazaroff, William W., and Brett C. Singer. "Inhalation of Hazardous Air Pollutants from Environmental Tobacco Smoke in US Residences." Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology 14 (2004): S71-77.
Wenzel, Thomas P., Brett C. Singer, Robert R. Slott, and Donald H. Stedman. "Short-term emissions deterioration in the California and Phoenix I/M programs." Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 9, no. 2 (2004): 107-124.

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