photo of Dave Sullivan

Air Resource Engineering Program (ARE)
The University of Texas
Center for Energy and
Environmental Services (CEER)
10100 Burnet Rd.
Austin, Texas 78758
512-471-7805 (tel.)
512-471-1720 (fax)

David W. Sullivan is a Research Associate at The University of Texas at Austin Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, where he has been a staff member since September 2005. Some projects on which he has worked include the ongoing Corpus Christi Air Quality Study and the 2005-2006 Second Texas Air Quality Study (TexAQS II).


He was the Principal Investigator on a study to determine the causes of elevated particulate matter levels in Houston, a project to assess emissions from storage tanks, and an air pollution trend project. His research interests include source apportionment, pollution transport, air quality trends, monitoring network design, and data quality assurance. He was previously employed as a data analyst, team leader, and section manager at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 1993 – 2005, and had an earlier career as an aerospace engineer. He is active in local community affairs, and he has served on a handful of non-profit steering committees and on City of Austin citizen boards including the Planning Commission from 1994 – 1999 and 2001 - 2009. Dr. Sullivan received his bachelors degree cum laude in Engineering and Applied Sciences from Harvard University in 1979. He received his M.S. degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1984 and his Ph.D. degree in Management Sciences and Information Systems from The University of Texas at Austin in 1997. He is a member of the American Statistical Association and the Air & Waste Management Association.