Message from Chair Reginald Penner
November 18, 2014
Our department's interest in Atmospheric Chemistry dates back to the 1974 paper of Sherry Rowland and Mario Molina on stratospheric ozone depletion by chlorofluorocarbons, which led to their 1995 Nobel Prize. AirUCI is a campus research unit (partly funded by NSF) which focuses on the chemistry and physics of the troposphere, including the influence of air pollutants on human health.
Now I am excited to announce a new initiative. Our aim is to create a truly global understanding of sources, sinks and chemistry of airborne particles, and their impacts on human health, visibility, and climate. We will identify and hire three world-class Atmospheric scientists in Chemistry. (Others will be hired in Earth System Sciences and the school of Medicine.)
With best regards,