Arun Someshwar, Ph.D.

NCASI Fellow
Location: Newberry Office & Laboratories – Newberry, FL


Arun has been with NCASI since 1989. Prior to NCASI, he served as Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. Over the past three decades at NCASI, Arun has conducted and supervised several studies on characterizing air toxics, NOx (nitrous oxide), SO2 (sulfur dioxide), and other criteria pollutants from pulping, recovery and combustion sources, criteria/non-criteria pollutant formation, and emission from alternative fuel burning and analyzing Boiler MACT data to develop scientifically defensible emission factors for Hg (mercury), PM (particulate matter), HCl (hydrochloric acid), and CO (carbon monoxide).


  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
  • MS, Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
  • BS – BTech, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai (Madras, India)

Research capabilities and/or focus areas

  • Air emissions characterization
  • Fundamental analyses of factors driving emissions and control device performance
  • Combustion fundamentals and optimization
  • Process and environmental technical issues

Awards and Career Highlights

TAPPI Environmental Technical Award and Roy F. Weston Prize for “outstanding technical contribution in the area of environmental control in the pulp, paper, and allied industries” (2014)

Phone: (352) 244-0885