Vic Etyemezian

( Desert Research Institute )


(702) 862-5569
  • Institution:Desert Research Institute
  • Departments: Atmospheric Sciences
  • Research Fields: Fugitive Dust Emissions And Controls, Source Apportionment, Dispersion And Deposition In The Near-source Region, Instrument Development
  • Disciplines: Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Physical Sciences
  • Location:Clark County
  • Funding:EPSCoR - Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research


Dr. Etyemezian currently holds the position of Research Professor in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences of the Desert Research Institute. He is active in several ongoing research projects including two DoD studies focusing on dust emissions and quantification from military activities, characterization of playa dust emissions from Mojave basins, measurement of emissions of particulate matter from fires in the Mojave and Great Basin Deserts as well as measurement of post-fire aeolian dust emission potential, continued development of a portable wind tunnel-like device for measuring aeolian sediment transport, and identifying controls on wind erosion on Steppe landscapes in Mongolia. Dr. Etyemezian’s research interests and specialties include direct measurement and quantification of atmospheric pollutant emissions, source apportionment, designing research instrumentation, and analysis of spatial data.