Roya Bahreini

Roya Bahreini photo

Research Scientist II, separated

Cloud & Aerosol Processes
CIRES


I am a scientist in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and an affiliate with the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL). I joined the laboratory in 2005 as a CIRES Visiting Scholar to work on characterization and operation of an aerosol mass spectrometer. My principal research interests are measurements of aerosols chemical composition downwind of sources in order to understand transport and transformation of aerosols in the atmosphere and to study their effects on air pollution as well as on the earth's radiation budget.

Education

Ph.D., Environmental Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2005
M.S., Environmental Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2003
B.S., Chemical Engineering (Summa cum Laude), University of Maryland, College Park, 1999

Research

- Ambient measurements of chemical composition of aerosols
- Laboratory-based characterization experiments of a compact time-of-flight aerosol mass spectrometer (CToF-AMS)

Current Topics

- Characterizing airborne measurements of organic aerosols observed downwind of the Deepwater Horizon site in the Gulf of Mexico
- Characterizing airborne measurements of aerosols chemical composition and mass distributions in California during CalNex

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

last modified: March 09, 2012