EAS Scientists unveil Aerosol Toxicity findings

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professors Rodney Weber and Athanasios Nenes with students Ting Fang, Honyu Gou, and Linghan Zeng present their research findings about aerosol toxicity on their article: "Higly Acidic Ambient Particles, Soluble Metals, and Oxidative Potential: A Link between Sulfate and Aerosol toxicity" 

Read the interview with professors Weber and Nenes at http://www.cos.gatech.edu/hg/item/588203

Read the article at  http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.6b06151

Biographies:

Rodney Weber

Dr. Weber obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1995 from University of Minnesota and joined Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor in 1998. His areas of research include tropospheric aerosol particles and development of particle measurement systems. In 2010 he won the EAS Outstanding Faculty Research Author Award and recently the College of Sciences Faculty Mentorship award. Rodney is also a member of both American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) and American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Dr. Athanasios Nenes

Dr. Nenes, Professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from California Institute of Technology in 2002. He arrived at Georgia Tech in 2002 as an Assistant Professor and promoted to Professor in 2011. His research focuses on advancing the description of aerosols and aerosol-cloud interactions in atmospheric models through the combination of observations, theory and modeling. He is also heavily involved in field measurement programs (both ground-based as well as airborne) focusing on understanding the climate and health impacts of ambient aerosol from a wide variety of sources.  Dr. Nenes has recently been awarded the American Geophysical Union Ascent Award and the Georgia Institute of Technology Faces of Inclusive Excellence. 

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