Matthew Adams

Assistant Professor
Davis Building 3261


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Urban Pollution, Air Quality


Our focus is on individuals’ exposure to air contaminants in the urban environment. Research outputs cross between the social and natural sciences, leveraging and advancing spatial analysis; while understanding social science problems, such as examining the relationship of human behaviour and the built environment on exposure. Dr. Adams is accepting motivated MSc and Ph.D. students with interests in urban pollution and exposure. Students have the opportunity to include fieldwork, analytical laboratory work, and computation in their research. We value academic and non-academic career paths equally in our group and will support your individual path and development.


Adams, Matthew D., and Pavlos S. Kanaroglou. "Mapping real-time air pollution health risk for environmental management: Combining mobile and stationary air pollution monitoring with neural network models." Journal of environmental management 168 (2016): 133-141.

Adams, Matthew D. "Air pollution in Ontario, Canada during the COVID-19 State of Emergency." Science of the Total Environment 742 (2020): 140516.

Adams, Matthew D., Nikolaos Yiannakoulias, and Pavlos S. Kanaroglou. "Air pollution exposure: An activity pattern approach for active transportation." Atmospheric environment 140 (2016): 52-59.


Ph.D., McMaster University