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.



Biodiesel Fuel

Report Card | 2011

Air Pollution

Suzanne E. Paulson

Report Card | 2003

The reactions of ozone with alkenes: An important source of HOx in the boundary layer

S. Paulson, J. Orlando

Published Work | 1996 | Geophysical Research Letters

Development and evaluation of a photooxidation mechanism for isoprene

S. Paulson, J. Seinfeld

Published Work | 1992 | Journal of Geophysical Research

Aerosol formation in the photooxidation of isoprene and β-pinene

S. Pandis, S. Paulson, J. Seinfeld, R. Flagan

Published Work | 1991 | Atmospheric Environment