Research Interests

  • Atmospheric Aerosols
  • Aerosol-Cloud Interactions
  • Air Pollution
  • Air-Sea Exchange
  • Atmospheric Chemistry


  • B.S. UC Davis 1985
  • Ph.D. UC Davis 1990


List of Honors and Awards

  • 2020 ACS Frank H. Field and Joe L. Franklin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mass
  • 2019 Member, National Academy of Engineering: “For technologies that transformed understanding of aerosols and their impacts on air quality, climate, and human health.”
  • 2019 Top 100 Power List, Analytical Scientist
  • 2018 Chancellor’s Associates Excellence Award in Research in Science and Engineering
  • 2017 Top 10 Public Defenders (Scientists Protecting People and the Planet), Analytical Scientist
  • 2016 Philip B. Hopke Inaugural Lecture, Clarkson University
  • 2016 Top 50 Women in the Analytical Sciences, The Analytical Scientist Power List of World Leaders
  • 2015 Top “Environmental Science” publication in Environmental Science and Technology
  • 2015 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award Citation: “For her pioneering work that has transformed our understanding of atmospheric aerosols and their impacts on atmospheric chemistry, climate, and the hydrologic cycle. Her innovations in aerosol measurement techniques, contributions to aerosol science, and her commitment to training the next generation of researchers will have scientific impacts for years to come.”
  • 2014 UC San Diego Faculty Research Lecturer
  • 2012 American Chemical Society Eminent Scientist Lecturer
  • 2012 Environmental Fellow of John Muir College
  • 2011 American Chemical Society, San Diego, Distinguished Scientist of the Year