suzanne paulson

Suzanne Paulson

Professor and Center for Clean Air Director

Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

(310) 206-4442

7949 Math Science Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1565

Campus Mailcode: 156505

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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.