Brad is a Ph.D. student with Professor Matthew Johnson at Carleton University, where he completed his undergraduate work in 2013. The focus of his doctoral research is the field measurement of Black Carbon (BC) emissions from upstream gas flares in support of Theme 5 of the FlareNet Strategic Network. He has recently performed measurements of BC emissions from flaring activities in Ecuador, Mexico, and Alberta. The overall objective of his graduate work is the improved characterization of BC emissions from flaring under field conditions and the advancement and standardization of the sky-LOSA measurement technique.
Thesis Topic: Black Carbon emissions from flares
Supervisor: Professor Matthew Johnson at Carleton University
B.M. Conrad, M.R. Johnson (2019) Mass Absorption Cross-Section of Flare-Generated Black Carbon: Variability, Predictive Model, and Implications, Carbon, 149:760-771 (doi: 10.1016/j.carbon.2019.04.086)
B.M. Conrad, M.R. Johnson (2019) Calibration Protocol and Software for Split Point Analysis and Uncertainty Quantification of Thermal-Optical Organic / Elemental Carbon Measurements, Journal of Visualized Experiments, in press (Accepted April 23, 2019; manuscript id: JoVE59742)
B.M. Conrad, M.R. Johnson (2017) Field Measurements of Black Carbon Yields from Gas Flaring, Environmental Science & Technology, 51(3): 1893-1900 (doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b03690)