People

Post-Docs, Research, and Visiting Scientists

The research staff and visiting scientists (including post doctoral scientists) of the department are listed alphabetically below.  Please follow links for detailed information including contact information, a description of current research, and recent publications.

Boyd, David  · Lab Specialist
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Bricker, Eric  · Research Associate
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Castner, Elizabeth  · Research associate

Izzy is working with Dr. Jim Galloway on the Nitrogen Footprint Tool project to develop models that universities, secondary schools, and other communities can use to calculate and reduce their nitrogen footprints. She earned an Sc.B. in environmental science from Brown University, where she completed an honors thesis studying soil nitrogen fluxes in agricultural systems […]

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Dewes, Candida  · Postdoctoral Research Associate

I am working with Prof. Deborah Lawrence in the Food, Fuel and Forests Program of Distinction. I will be carrying out modeling experiments with NCAR’s Community Earth System Model (CESM) to assess how different policy-driven land use allocations can impact the global climate throughout the remainder of this century. For more information on my background, […]

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Lapierre, Jeff  · Postdoctoral Research Associate · Atmospheric Science

My academic career began at Bishop’s University in Quebec, Canada, where I completed a BS in Physics. I then moved to New Mexico Tech, in New Mexico, USA, where I earned my PhD in Physics with a dissertation in Atmospheric Physics and Instrumentation. While at NMT, I probed the mysteries of lightning using multiple instruments […]

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Maben, John  · Senior Lab Specialist
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Maben, Susie  · Senior Lab Specialist
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McCormick-Ray, Jerry  · Senior Scientist · Ecology
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McGroddy, Megan  · Visiting Scientist
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Miller, Meg  · Lab Specialist
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Panday, Arnico  ·

Atmospheric chemistry, mountain meteorology, urban air pollution, regional haze, aerosol-climate interactions, sustainable development.

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Rao, Mahesh  · Visiting Scientist

In a broad sense, my research primarily focuses on improving our understanding of spatio-temporal dynamics of ecological processes within agricultural and forested ecosystems. Specifically, using an integrated approach involving remote sensing and GIS models, I am interested in land cover analysis and related change to characterize environmental impacts including climate change implications. Current research involves […]

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Riscassi, Ami  · Senior Research Scientist
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Stenger, Jerry  · Director of AASC Designated State Office of Climatology
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van den Bossche, Michael  · Postdoctoral Research Associate · Atmospheric Sciences

M.S. Chemical Engineering, Twente University (2005) Ph. D. Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia (2010) Hydrofracturing or ‘fracking’ is a relatively new and technology-driven method to extract gas and oil from unconventional resources. There is a lot of controversy regarding the impact of fracking on the environment and on public health. One concern is the emission […]

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