2013-present | North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • Ph.D. Atmospheric Science

1975-1977 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

  • M.S. Chemical Engineering

1971-1975 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering


Work Experience

1989-present | Managing Partner, EC/R Incorporated, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Consulting firm – 20 employees

1979 – 1989 | Head of Engineering and Modeling, GCA Tech. Div., Chapel Hill, NC

1977 – 1979 | Engineer and Project Manager, GCA Tech. Div., Bedford, MA


Selected Projects

Agricultural Sources

  • Carried out and contributed to numerous analyses on agricultural emissions, including reports for the U.S. EPA and for the Coordinating Research Council (CRC), and peer-reviewed publications
  • Selected by the National Research Council (NRC) as a peer reviewer for its report on “Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations.”

National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA)

  • Supervising contractor support of risk modeling for EPA’s NATA programs
  • Developed the HEM-3 model framework which allows the rapid application of EPA’s state-of-the-science AERMOD dispersion model on an unprecedented scale
  • Helped EPA to develop techniques for interlacing AERMOD results with CMAQ modeling results for reactive HAPs

International Emissions under Different Climate Change Policies, 2009-2011

  • Support to EPA’s Office of Policy Analysis and Review (OPAR) for EPA’s participation in the Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution

CenRank Environmental Justice (EJ) Analysis Tool

  • Led the development of CenRank, a GIS-based tool commissioned by EPA to help regulation writers in evaluating the EJ impacts of air pollution control programs

NEUBrew Network for Observing Pollutants Aloft, 2008

  • Technical analysis of the network, which measures ozone mixing ratios using long-path measurements of the total atmosphere by ground-based UV spectrophotometers


Selected Publications

9. Aneja, V.P, Schlesinger, W.H, Erisman, J.W., Sharma, M., Behera, S.N. and Battye, W. (2013) “Reactive Nitrogen Emissions from Crop and Livestock Farming in India,” Atmospheric Environment.

8. Contributing author: “Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution 2010, Part A: Ozone and ParticulateMatter,” Air Pollution Studies No. 17, United Nations. 2010.

7. Battye, W. (2008). “Status Air Emissions Data for Animal Feeding Operations – Challenges in Developing New Methods,” Invited presentation at USDA/EPA Workshop on Agricultural Air Emissions, RTP, NC, July 23-24

6. Battye, W. and Hou, J. (2008). “Future emissions of criteria pollutants” Task force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollutants Workshop, Washington, DC, June 10.

5. Battye, W., Fudge, S., Warren-Hicks, W., Pierce, T. (2005) “Modulating Emissions from Electric Generating Units as a Function of Meteorological Variables,” 4th Annual CMAS Models-3 Users’ Conference, September 26-28.

4. Battye, W. (2004) “Emission Factors and Models for Fire Models.” Proceedings of the National Fire Emissions Technical Workshop. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, RTP, NC. September 2004.

3. Battye, W. and Pace, T. (2002) Methods for Improving Global Inventories of Black Carbon and Organic Carbon Particulates. 11th Annual Emission Inventory Conference: Emission Inventories, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2002.

2. Battye, W. (2000). “Air Emissions of Ammonia: Sources, Methods, and Uncertainties.” Invited presentation at the Shared Resource Workshop - Airsheds and Watersheds: Significance of Ammonia to Coastal and Estuarine Areas.

1. Battye, W. (1999). “Evaluation of Available Control Measures, Potential Emission Reductions, and Costs of Control for Agricultural Emissions of Nitrous Oxide,” in: Workshop on Atmospheric Nitrogen Compounds II: Emissions, Transport, Transformation, Deposition and Assessment, Chapel Hill, NC, June 7-9.


Awards & Honors

2015-2019 | NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
1976 | Clapp and Poliak Award


Professional Affiliations

Registered Professional Chemical Engineer (NC #11881)