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Saagar Patel

Air Pollution & Climate Change

Saagar is a first-year doctoral student in the Environmental Science and Engineering program at the Institute of the Environment & Sustainability. He received his M.S. in Chemistry, B.S. in Chemistry, & B.A. in Psychology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. After completing his studies, he moved to California to begin working at South Coast AQMD as an Air Quality Chemist. He is tasked with the analysis of volatile organic compounds and toxic metals in ambient air samples in the South Coast Basin.

His professional and academic interests include researching the relationships between climate change, air quality, and public health.  When he’s not in the lab or in class, he enjoys exploring his new home state.