Wayne Davis served as Interim Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Previously, Davis served as Dean of the Tickle College of Engineering. As a faculty member, he conducted research with emphasis on air quality management and air pollution control. His research areas include modeling of ozone formation in the environment; control of air pollution control and monitoring of emissions from combustion processes including coal-fired boilers, incinerators, and diesel engines; air filtration (indoor air filtration and fabric filtration); mobile source emissions and other air pollution related research areas.
He is coauthor of the third edition of the text AIR POLLUTION: Its Origin and Control (by Wark, Warner, and Davis). A Korean edition was published in 2004. He is currently a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, Vice President of Institutional Councils and member of the Board of Directors of the American Society for Engineering Education, and Chair of the ASEE Engineering Research Council (2010-2012). He also is a member of the State of TN Air Pollution Control Board, member of the Board of Directors of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, and on the Board of Directors of the National Transportation Research Center, Inc.
Air Quality Management and Pollution Control
- Areas of research include design of pollution control systems, flue gas desulfurization, air filtration, control of combustion systems, emission inventories and modeling of photochemical ozone formation.
Wark, K., C. Warner, and W.T. Davis, Air Pollution Control: Its Origin and Control, 3rd Edition textbook, Addison Wesley Publishers (Now Prentice Hall), published in January, 1998. Korean Edition published in 2004.
Davis, W.T., Editor, Air Pollution Engineering Manual, 2nd Edition, John Wiley and Sons, ISBN 0-471-33333-6, 2000.
Kim, G.D., W.T. Davis, and T.L. Miller, “Prediction of the Vertical Profile of Ozone Based on Ground-Level Ozone Observations and Cloud Cover,” Journal of Air & Waste Management Association, Vol. 54, No. 4, April 2004, pp.483-494.
Doraiswamy, P., W.T. Davis, T.L. Miller, N. Lam, and P. Bubbosh, “Air Quality Measurements Inside Diesel Truck Cabs During Long Term Idling,” Paper No. 06-2102 presented at and published in the Proceedings of the 84th Transportation Research Board Meeting, January 2006, Washington, D.C; also published as same title in Transportation Research Record, No. 1987, Air Quality 2006, pp. 82-91, 2006.
Doraiswamy, P., W.T. Davis, T.L. Miller, and J.S. Fu, “Source Apportionment of Fine Particles in Tennessee Using a Source Oriented Model,” Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, Vol 57, pp. 404-419, 2007.