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Nazar Kholod

Integrat Analys & Dec Sci Team
Post Doctorate RA C


Nazar Kholod is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a collaboration between the University of Maryland and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

His current research focuses on energy and environmental issues, namely black carbon emissions and energy efficiency. He is key contributor to the 'Arctic Black Carbon: Reduction of Black Carbon from Diesel Sources' project. The U.S. Department of State finances the project through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Environment Protection Agency and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Previously Dr. Kholod worked at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC. He also was an Associate Professor at Lviv National University, Ukraine.

Dr. Kholod is a recipient of two research fellowships sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. He was a visiting scholar at the Center for Russian, East European and Central Asia Studies of the University of Washington in 2003 and Fulbright-Kennan scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 2006.

He holds Master’s degree in Public Policy from University of Maryland and Doctor of Science degree in Economics from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine.

PNNL Publications


  • Kholod N, and M Evans. 2016. "Reducing Black Carbon Emissions from Diesel Vehicles in Russia: An Assessment and Policy Recommendations." Environmental Science & Policy 56:1-8.  doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2015.10.017
  • Kholod N, M Evans, E Gusev, S Yu, V Malyshev, S Tretyakova, and A Barinov. 2016. "A Methodology for Calculating Transport Emissions in Cities with Limited Traffic Data: Case Study of Diesel Particulates and Black Carbon Emissions in Murmansk." Science of the Total Environment 547:305-313.  doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.12.151


  • Kholod N, M Evans, and V Malyshev. 2015. "Minimizing the Black Carbon Emission of Mine Dump Trucks." Mining Industry 3(121):72-76. 
  • Evans M, N Kholod, V Malyshev, S Tretyakova, E Gusev, S Yu, and A Barinov. 2015. "Black carbon emissions from Russian diesel sources: Case study of Murmansk." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15(14):8349-8359.  doi:10.5194/acp-15-8349-2015

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