B.A. Chemistry, University of Colorado
M.S. Plant Biology, University of Illinois
M.S. and Ph.D. Environmental Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology
Professor Paulson’s research focuses on chemical and physical aspects of pressing atmospheric environmental problems: (1) Determining aerosol optical properties and their impacts on the Earth’s climate; (2) Investigating the chemical source of the toxicity of particulate pollution; (3) Gas-phase smog formation chemistry; (4) Environmental impacts of biofuels; (5) Measuring pollutant exposures in urban microenvironments.