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Person Details: Armin Sorooshian

Superfund Research Program

Armin Sorooshian

University of Arizona
1133 E. James E. Roger Way, JWH 146C
Tuscon, Arizona 85721
Phone: 520-626-5858





  • Cuevas-Robles A, Soltani N, Keshavarzi B, Youn J, MacDonald AB, Sorooshian A. 2021. Hygroscopic and chemical properties of aerosol emissions at a major mining facility in Iran: Implications for respiratory deposition. Atmos Pollut Res 12:245-254. doi:10.1016/j.apr.2020.12.015
  • Zeider K, Van Overmeiren N, Rine K, Sandhaus S, Saez AE, Sorooshian A, Munoz HC, Ramirez-Andreotta M. 2021. Foliar surfaces as dust and aerosol pollution monitors: An assessment by a mining site. Sci Total Environ 790:148164. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148164 PMID:34380246 PMCID:PMC8362843


  • Moradi Q, Mirzaei R, Alipour M, Bay A, Ghaderpoori M, Asadi A, Fakhri Y, Sorooshian A, Khaneghah AM. 2020. The concentration, characteristics, and probabilistic health risk assessment of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) in street dust: A case study of Kashan, Iran. Toxin Rev 10:doi:10.1080/15569543.2020.1728336


  • Dadashazar H, Ma L, Sorooshian A. 2019. Sources of pollution and interrelationships between aerosol and precipitation chemistry at a central California site. Sci Total Environ 651:1776-1787. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.086 PMID:30316095 PMCID:PMC6246821
  • Maleki H, Sorooshian A, Goudarzi G, Baboli Z, Birgani YT, Rahmati M. 2019. Air pollution prediction by using an artificial neural network model. Clean Technol Environ Policy 21(6):1341-1352. doi:10.1007/s10098-019-01709-w
  • Zeb B, Alam K, Sorooshian A, Chishtie F, Ahmad I, Bibi H. 2019. Temporal characteristics of aerosol optical properties over the glacier region of northern Pakistan. J Atmos Sol Terr Phys 186:35-46. doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2019.02.004


  • Dehghani M, Fazlzadeh M, Sorooshian A, Tabatabaee HR, Miri M, Baghani AN, Delikhoon M, Mahvi AH, Rashidi M. 2018. Characteristics and health effects of BTEX in a hot spot for urban pollution. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 155:133-143. doi:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.02.065 PMID:29510308
  • Dehghani M, Sorooshian A, Ghorbani M, Fazlzadeh M, Miri M, Badiee P, Parvizi A, Ansari M, Baghani AN, Delikhoon M. 2018. Seasonal variation in culturable bioaerosols in a wastewater treatment plant. Aerosol Air Qual Res 18(11):2826-2839. doi:10.4209/aaqr.2017.11.0466
  • Dehghani M, Sorooshian A, Nazmara S, Baghani AN, Delikhoon M. 2018. Concentration and type of bioaerosols before and after conventional disinfection and sterilization procedures inside hospital operating rooms. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 164:277-282. doi:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.08.034 PMID:30121503 PMCID:PMC6151147
  • Delikhoon M, Fazlzadeh M, Sorooshian A, Baghani AN, Golaki M, Ashournejad Q, Barkhordari A. 2018. Characteristics and health effects of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in an urban area in Iran. Environ Pollut 242:938-951. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.07.037 PMID:30373039 PMCID:PMC6221454
  • Hossein Mardi A, Khaghani A, MacDonald AB, Nguyen P, Karimi N, Heidary P, Karimi N, Saemian P, Sehatkashani S, Tajrishy M, Sorooshian A. 2018. The Lake Urmia environmental disaster in Iran: A look at aerosol pollution. Sci Total Environ 633:42-49. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.03.148 PMID:29573690 PMCID:PMC5949080
  • Keshavarzi B, Abbasi S, Moore F, Mehravar S, Sorooshian A, Soltani N, Najmeddin A. 2018. Contamination level, source identification and risk assessment of Potentially Toxic Elements (PTEs) and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in street dust of an important commercial center in Iran. Environ Manage 62(4):803-818. doi:10.1007/s00267-018-1079-5 PMID:30014346 PMCID:PMC6148378
  • MacDonald AB, Dadashazar H, Chuang PY, Crosbie E, Wang H, Wang Z, Jonsson H, Flagan RC, Seinfeld JH, Sorooshian A. 2018. Characteristic vertical profiles of cloud water composition in marine stratocumulus clouds and relationships with precipitation. J Geophys Res Atmos doi:10.1002/2017JD027900 (accepted for publication)
  • Namdari S, Karimi N, Sorooshian A, Mohammadi G, Sehatkashani S. 2018. Impacts of climate and synoptic fluctuations on dust storm activity over the Middle East. Atmos Environ (1994) 173:265-276. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.11.016 PMID:30344444 PMCID:PMC6192056
  • Soltani N, Keshavarzi B, Sorooshian A, Moore F, Dunster C, Dominguez AO, Kelly FJ, Dhakal P, Ahmadi MR, Asadi S. 2018. Oxidative potential (OP) and mineralogy of iron ore particulate matter at the Gol-E-Gohar Mining and Industrial Facility (Iran). Environ Geochem Health 40(5):1785-1802. doi:10.1007/s10653-017-9926-5 PMID:28281141 PMCID:PMC561010
  • Zeb B, Alam K, Sorooshian A, Blaschke T, Ahmad I, Shahid I. 2018. On the morphology and composition of particulate matter in an urban environment. Aerosol Air Qual Res 18:1431-1447. doi:10.4209/aaqr.2017.09.0340 PMID:30344547 PMCID:PMC6192059


  • Braun RA, Dadashazar H, MacDonald AB, Aldhaif AA, Maudlin LC, Crosbie E, Azadi Aghdam M, Hossein Mardi A, Sorooshian A. 2017. Impact of wildfire emissions on chloride and bromide depletion in marine aerosol particles. Environ Sci Technol 51:9013-9021. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b02039 PMID:28700243 (accepted for publication)
  • Mora M, Braun RA, Shingler T, Sorooshian A. 2017. Analysis of remotely sensed and surface data of aerosols and meteorology for the Mexico Megalopolis Area between 2003 and 2015. J Geophys Res Atmos 122:8705-8723. doi:10.1002/2017JD026739 PMID:28955600 PMCID:PMC5611832
  • Schlosser JS, Braun RA, Bradley T, Dadashazar H, MacDonald AB, Aldhaif AA, Azadi Aghdam M, Hossein Mardi A, Xian P, Sorooshian A. 2017. Analysis of aerosol composition data for western United States wildfires between 2005 and 2015: Dust emissions, chloride depletion, and most enhanced aerosol constituents. J Geophys Res Atmos 122:8951-8966. doi:10.1002/2017JD026547 PMID:28955601 PMCID:PMC5611831
  • Soltani N, Keshavarzi B, Moore F, Sorooshian A, Ahmadi MR. 2017. Distribution of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) in tailings, soils, and plants around Gol-E-Gohar iron mine, a case study in Iran. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 24:18798-18816. doi:10.1007/s11356-017-9342-5 PMID:28620857


  • Lopez DH, Rabbani MR, Crosbie E, Raman A, Arellano A, Sorooshian A. 2016. Frequency and character of extreme aerosol events in the Southwestern United States: a case study analysis in Arizona. Atmosphere (Basel) 7(1):1. doi:10.3390/atmos7010001 PMID:27088005 PMCID:PMC4830501
  • Maleki H, Sorooshian A, Goudarzi G, Nikfal A, Baneshi MM. 2016. Temporal profile of PM10 and associated health effects in one of the most polluted cities of the world (Ahvaz, Iran) between 2009 and 2014. Aeolian Res 22:135-140. doi:10.1016/j.aeolia.2016.08.006 PMID:28491152 PMCID:PMC5422000
  • Mora Ramirez M, Dadashazar H, MacDonald AB, Crosbie E, Bates KH, Coggon MM, Craven JS, Lynch P, Campbell JR, Azadi Aghdam M, Woods RK, Jonsson H, Flagan RC, Seinfeld JH, Sorooshian A, Wang Z. 2016. Contrasting cloud composition between coupled and decoupled marine boundary layer clouds. J Geophys Res Atmos 121:11679-11691. doi:10.1002/2016JD025695
  • Raman A, Arellano A, Sorooshian A. 2016. Decreasing aerosol loading in the North American monsoon region. Atmosphere (Basel) 7(2):doi:10.3390/atmos7020024 PMID:28491464 PMCID:PMC5422029
  • Soleimani Z, Goudarzi G, Sorooshian A, Marzouni MB, Maleki H. 2016. Impact of Middle Eastern dust storms on indoor and outdoor composition of bioaerosol. Atmos Environ (1994) 138:135-143. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.05.023
  • Youn J, Csavina J, Rine K, Shingler T, Taylor MP, Saez AE, Betterton EA, Sorooshian A. 2016. Hygroscopic properties and respiratory system deposition behavior of particulate matter emitted By mining and smelting operations. Environ Sci Technol 50(21):11706-11713. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b03621 PMID:27700056 PMCID:PMC5089925


  • Crosbie E, Youn J, Balch B, Wonaschutz A, Shingler T, Wang Z, Conant W, Betterton EA, Sorooshian A. 2015. On the competition among aerosol number, size and composition in predicting CCN variability: a multi-annual field study in an urbanized desert. Atmos Chem Phys 15:6943-6958. doi:10.5194/acp-15-6943-2015 PMID:26316879 PMCID:PMC4548966
  • Sorooshian A, Crosbie E, Maudlin LC, Youn J, Wang Z, Shingler T, Ortega AM, Hersey S, Woods RK. 2015. Surface and airborne measurements of organosulfur and methanesulfonate over the western United States and coastal areas. J Geophys Res Atmos 120(16):8535-8548. doi:10.1002/2015JD023822 PMID:26413434 PMCID:PMC4581448
  • Youn J, Crosbie E, Maudlin LC, Wang Z, Sorooshian A. 2015. Dimethylamine as a major alkyl amine species in particles and cloud water: Observations in semi-arid and coastal regions. Atmos Environ (1994) 122:250-258. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.09.061 PMID:26807039 PMCID:PMC4719122



  • Youn J, Wang Z, Wonaschutz A, Arellano A, Betterton EA, Sorooshian A. 2013. Evidence of aqueous secondary organic aerosol formation from biogenic emissions in the North American Sonoran Desert. Geophys Res Lett 40:3468-3472. doi:10.1002/grl.50644 PMID:24115805 PMCID:PMC3792583


  • Sorooshian A, Csavina J, Shingler T, Dey S, Brechtel FJ, Saez AE, Betterton EA. 2012. Hygroscopic and chemical properties of aerosols collected near a copper smelter: Implications for public and environmental health. Environ Sci Technol 46(17):9473-9480. doi:10.1021/es302275k PMID:22852879 PMCID:PMC3435440


  • Sorooshian A, Wonaschutz A, Jarjour EG, Hashimoto BI, Schichtel BA, Betterton EA. 2011. An aerosol climatology for a rapidly growing arid region (southern Arizona): major aerosol species and remotely sensed aerosol properties. J Geophys Res Atmos 116(D19):16. doi:10.1029/2011jd016197 PMID:24707452 PMCID:PMC3975630
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