I am an atmospheric scientist, and model engineer, using state-of-the-art physical and statistical modeling techniques to study the relationships between anthropogenic emissions and their impacts. My primary focus is on air quality modeling at global scale, working as a research scientist in the Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This follows directly from two years I spent (2015-2017) as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Daniel Jacob in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Modeling Group at Harvard University, sponsored jointly by a NOAA Climate and Global Change Fellowship and a Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) Fellowship.

Current research

  • Investigation of the relationship between flow stretching, grid resolution and the ability of atmospheric models to accurately resolve intercontinental pollution plumes. Narrow plumes from both stratospheric intrusions and surface emissions are known to travel as coherent airmasses over timescales of a week or more, incurring air quality exceedances in locations remote from the original event. However, these plumes are poorly resolved by current modeling techniques
  • Development of a high-performance, scalable chemical transport model (GCHP) capable of performing global atmospheric simulations at scales of less than 10 km, with the assistance of the NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office
  • Estimation of the human costs associated with air quality degradation due to political and industrial choices. These range from investigations of potential sulfate aerosol geoengineering strategies, in collaboration with the Keith Group at Harvard, to assessments of ongoing air quality damage resulting from aircraft and vehicle emissions such as the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal

You can see my CV here (last updated: September 10th, 2017).