Atmospheric Sciences

Alumni

2018

 Janarjan Bhandari

Janarjan Bhandari

Post Graduate

Dissertation



 

 Pei Hou

Pei Hou

Post Graduate

Dissertation

  • Long-term Changes in Extreme Air Pollution Meteorology and Implications for Air Quality
  • Advisor: Shiliang Wu

2017

 Fan Yang

Fan Yang

Post Graduate

Dissertation

  • Laboratory, computational, and theoretical investigations of ice nucleation and its implications for mixed phase clouds
  • Advisor: Raymond A. Shaw

Position after Graduation

  • Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Group: Cloud Processes Group
  • Institute: Environmental and Climate Sciences Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory


2015

 Joseph Niehaus
 

Post Graduate

  • PhD Michigan Technological University, (2015) Atmospheric Sciences

Biography

Research and duties after graduation: I'm joining the North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems study to study the impacts of phytoplankton bloom and subsequent aerosol production on cloud microphysics. Did you know that annual net photosynthetic carbon fixation by phytoplankton, is equivalent to that of all terrestrial plants?

Dissertation

Position after Graduation

  • Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Group: North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Lab
  • Institution: Texas A&M University

Joseph Niehaus

Post Graduate

Position after Graduation

  • Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Group: North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Lab
  • Institution: Texas A&M University


 
 Noopur Sharma

Post Graduate

Dissertation

Position after Graduation

  • Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Noopur Sharma

Post Graduate

Position after Graduation

  • Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


 
 Bo Zhang

Post Graduate

  • PhD Michigan Technological University, (2015) Atmospheric Sciences

Biography

Research and duties after graduation:

  • Constraints on Precipitation Scavenging and Transport of Soluble Trace Species from Airborne and Surface Radionuclide Observations

Dissertation

Position after Graduation

  • Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Institute: National Institute of Aerospace

Bo Zhang

Post Graduate

Position after Graduation

  • Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Institute: National Institute of Aerospace


2014

 
 Swarup China

Post Graduate

  • PhD Michigan Technological University, (2014) Atmospheric Sciences
  • MS University of Nevada Las Vegas, (2008) Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • BTech Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, India, (2006) Civil Engineering

Biography

Research and duties after graduation: His major areas of research interest are the morphological and optical properties of atmospheric aerosols, atmospheric aerosol chemistry and heterogeneous ice nucleation. He joined the group of Dr. Alexander Laskin at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a postdoctoral research associate, to study chemical aging of atmospheric particle through multi-phase atmospheric chemistry. He aims to better understand the physical chemistry of atmospheric particles controlling aerosol-cloud interactions.

Research while at Michigan Tech: Swarup China received his PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from Michigan Technological University in 2014, working under the supervision of Dr. Claudio Mazzoleni in the Environmental Optics Laboratory in the Physics department. Swarup’s PhD work was partially supported by a National Aeronautics and Space Administration Earth and Space Science Graduate Fellowship. His PhD research was focused on understanding the effects of morphology and mixing states on optical and microphysical properties of aerosols using various aerosol instruments and spectroscopy techniques. During his PhD research, he also investigated the propensity of aged free tropospheric particles to catalyze heterogeneous ice nucleation.

Dissertation

Position after Graduation

  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Group: Dr. Alexander Laskin Group
  • Institution:Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Swarup China

Post Graduate

Position after Graduation

  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Group: Dr. Alexander Laskin Group
  • Institution:Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


 
 Colin Gurganus

Post Graduate

  • PhD Michigan Technological University, (2014) Atmospheric Sciences

Biography

Research and duties after graduation:

  • Cloud Physics Instrumentation
  • Optical Engineering
  • Flight Scientist 

Dissertation

Position after Graduation

  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Scientist
  • Institution: SPEC, Inc.

Colin Gurganus

Post Graduate

Position after Graduation

  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Scientist
  • Institution: SPEC, Inc.


 
 Jianqiu Zheng

Post Graduate

Biography

Research and duties after graduation: Jianqiu will be joining the Biosciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a member of the Microbial Ecology and Physiology group headed by Dr. David E. Graham. She will be part of the biogeochemistry team that is working on the Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments project (NGEE Arctic). A goal of NGEE Arctic is to reduce uncertainties in estimates of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide emissions from high-latitude ecosystems by advancing understanding of the environmental drivers of biogeochemical processes across molecular to landscape scales.

Research while at Michigan Tech: Jianqiu’s thesis research focused on developing an enzyme-explicit model of the biological regulation of denitrification to improve predictions of nitrous oxide (N2O) accumulations in soil and emissions from the surface. Cultivated soils are a globally important source of N2O, which is a long-lived greenhouse gas and the principal biogenic source of stratospheric N2O that contributes to destruction of the ozone layer. Sections of soil cores were incubated in the laboratory and used to develop a metabolic model of denitrification and a rainfall simulation study was performed to examine the kinetics of denitrification in a soybean field. Incorporating explicit representations of denitrification enzyme kinetics into a soil gas diffusion model accurately simulated production and reduction of N2O in the cultivated soil and emissions of N2O from the surface following a rainfall event.

Dissertation

Position after Graduation

  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Group: Microbial Ecology and Physiology Group
  • Institute: Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Jianqiu Zheng

Post Graduate

Position after Graduation

  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Group: Microbial Ecology and Physiology Group
  • Institute: Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 


2013

 
 Matthew Beals

Post Graduate

  • PhD Michigan Technological University, (2013) Atmospheric Sciences

Dissertation

Position after Graduation

  • Title: Technical Staff
  • Group: ISR and Tactical Systems Division
  • Institution: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Matthew Beals

Post Graduate

Position after Graduation

  • Title: Technical Staff
  • Group: ISR and Tactical Systems Division
  • Institution: MIT Lincoln Laboratory