Director’s Message

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Director’s Message 2016-10-21T10:49:32+00:00

As Director of the NSF Center for Chemical Innovation, Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment (CAICE), I would like to welcome you to our web site highlighting our science, education, and outreach opportunities.  CAICE focuses on developing and applying the next generation of theoretical and experimental tools for learning about and ultimately predicting complex chemical processes at different length and time scales on aerosol particles – from molecular clusters to clouds.  We are addressing scientific problems involving real-world complexity at the molecular level using approaches typically reserved for studies of fundamental chemistry.  Our first experiments used a unique ocean-atmosphere chamber to probe how biological processes in the ocean influence the chemistry and climate impacts of sea spray aerosols.  A major goal of CAICE is to train the next generation of scientists to tackle global environmental problems. Interdisciplinary research ranges from chemistry to oceanography to marine biology to climate science.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the CAICE team as an undergraduate, graduate student, or postdoctoral fellow, please send an email with a current CV to us at


A General Overview                               The Science of CAICE