About
CAICE

Our mission is to transform our ability to accurately predict the impact of aerosols on climate and environment by bringing real-world chemical complexity into laboratory.

People

The NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) focuses on improving our understanding of how aerosol particles impact the environment, air quality, and climate. Led by Prof. Kimberly Prather, UC San Diego Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, the Center’s goal is to understand critical details regarding the chemistry of aerosols.

Management Team

Director

Prof. Kimberly A. Prather

Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego

Co-Director

Prof. Vicki H. Grassian

Distinguished Professor
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dept. of Nanoengineering
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UC San Diego

Associate Director

Prof. Timothy H. Bertram

Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry University of Wisconsin, Madison

Managing Director

Dr. Edgar A. Diaz

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
UC San Diego

Senior Personnel

Prof. Heather Allen

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University

Prof. Michael Burkart

Professor, Assoc. Director, California Center for Algae Biotechnology
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Prof. Christopher Cappa

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis

Prof. Robert Continetti

Professor Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Grant Deane

Research Oceanographer Director, Hydraulics Laboratory Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego

RT3 Lead

Dr. Paul DeMott

Senior Research Scientist Department of Atmospheric Science Colorado State University

Prof. Mark Johnson

Arthur T. Kemp Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Yale University

Prof. Mario Molina

Distinguished Professor Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry UC San Diego

Prof. Valeria Molinero

Director, H. Eyring Center for Theoretical Chemistry Department of Chemistry University of Utah

Prof. Gilbert Nathanson

Professor Department of Chemistry University of Wisconsin, Madison

Prof. Francesco Paesani

Associate Professor Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry UC San Diego

EOD and Innovation Theme Lead

Prof. Robert Pomeroy

Lecture Professor Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry UC San Diego

Dr. Dale Stokes

Research Oceanographer Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego

Prof. Elizabeth Stone

Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry University of Iowa

Prof. Alexei Tivanski

Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry University of Iowa

Professor and Shuler Scholar, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Prof. Rommie Amaro

University of California, San Diego

Affiliates

Investigator

Prof. Wei Xiong

Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry UC San Diego

Investigator

Professor Juan G. Navea

Director of the Skidmore Laboratory of
Atmospheric Physical Chemistry
Skidmore College

Prof. Abraham K. Badu-Tawiah

Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry
and Biochemistry
Ohio State University

Alumni

Dr. Joseph Patterson

University of California, San Diego

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Joseph DePalma

Yale University

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Armando Estillore

University of Iowa
University of California, San Diego

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Jibao Lu

University of Utah

Graduate Student

Ellen Adams

Allen Research Group Ohio State University

Graduate Student

Thilina Jayarathne

Stone Research Group University of Iowa

Graduate Student

Holly Morris

Tivanski Research Group University of Iowa

Graduate Student

Don Pham

Moffet Research Group University of the Pacific

Graduate Student

Steven Schill

Bertram Research Group University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Michael Shaloski

Nathanson Research Group University of Wisconsin, Madison

Undergraduate Student

Joshua Cox

Prather Research Group University of California, San Diego

Dr. Douglas Collins 

Postdoc at University of Toronto, Canada

Kathryn Moore 

Research Intern at University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Dr. Gregory Medders 

Postdoc at University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Olga Laskina 

Application Scientist at rap.ID

Dr. Renee Williams 

Scientist, Oligonucleotide Chemistry at Alios BioPharma

Dr. Totti Laitinen 

Kayla Busby

Graduate Student at University of California, San Diego

Dr. Luisa Galgani 

Postdoc, GEOMAR, Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany

Dr. Wei Lin 

Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Minnesota

Dr. Chungwen Liang

Dr. Jessica Axson 

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Michigan

Dr. Anthony Clark 

Postdoctoral Researcher at Columbia University

Dr. Christopher Johnson

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Stony Brook University

Dr. Andrew Ault 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan

Dr. Volodymyr Babin 

at Schrodinger

Dr. Timothy Guasco 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Millikin University

Dr. Luis Cuadra-Rodriguez 

Analytical Chemist, Agilent Technologies

Dr. Defeng Zhao 

Postdoc, Institute of Energy and Climate: Troposphere (IEK-8), Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Research Scientists

Dr. Richard Cochran

Research Scientist/Manager, Environmental and Complex Analysis Laboratory (ECAL), UC San Diego

Dr. Thomas Hill

Colorado State University

Dr. Francesca Malfatti

Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale – OGS

Dr. Andrea Zonca

San Diego Supercomputer Center

Researchers

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Olivia Ryder

Education, Outreach, and Diversity Coordinator
University of California, San Diego

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Xiaofei Wang

University of California, San Diego

Staff Researcher

Joey Manson

Staff Research Associate University of California, San Diego

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Gregory Schill

Colorado State University

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Daoling Huang

University of California, San Diego

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Jamie M Schiffer

University of California, San Diego

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Joseph R. Gord

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Mona Shrestha

University of California, San Diego

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Laura Lupi

University of Utah

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Daniel Moberg

University of California, San Diego

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Sandeep Reddy

University of California, San Diego

Students

Graduate Student

Hashim Al-Mashat

Prather Research Group University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Pushp Bajaj

Paesani Research Group University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Charlotte Beall

Prather Research Group University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Gavin Cornwell

Prather Research Group University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Daniel Crocker

Thiemens Research Group University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Sara Forestieri

Cappa Research Group University of California, Davis

Graduate Student

Arpa Hudait

Molinero Research Group University of Utah

Graduate Student

Christopher Lee

Prather Research Group University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Kathryn Mayer

Prather Research Group University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Christina McCluskey

DeMott Research Group Colorado State University

Graduate Student

Jennifer Michaud

Burkart Research Group University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Katherine Nadler

Continetti Research Group University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Matthew Pendergraft

Prather Research Group University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Yuqing Qiu

Molinero Research Group University of Utah

Graduate Student

Marc Riera

Paesani Research Group University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Mitchell Santander

Prather Research Group University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Jonathan Sauer

Prather Research Group University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Sean Staudt

University of Wisconsin

Graduate Student

Camille Sultana

Prather Research Group University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Jonathan Trueblood

University of California San Diego

Graduate Student

Kara Voss

Prather Research Group University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Bethany Wellen

Allen Research Group Ohio State University

Graduate Student

Ting Zhang

Allen Research Group Ohio State University

Undergraduate Student

Michael Allen

Molinero Research Group University of Utah

Undergraduate Student

Bas Schaap

Prather Research Group University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Dmytro Kulyk

Ohio State University

Graduate Student

Patrick J. Kelleher

Graduate Student

Joanna K. Denton

Graduate Student

Samantha Doyle

University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Erdem Cansev

University of Iowa

Graduate Student

Elias Hasenecz

University of Iowa

Graduate Student

Hansol Lee

University of Iowa

Graduate Student

Lorien Rusch

University of Iowa

Undergraduate Student

Evan Lach

Ohio State University

Graduate Student

Man Luo

University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Liora Mael

University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Brock Mitts

University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Victor Or

University of California, San Diego

Graduate Student

Thomas Kuborn

University of Wisconsin

Undergraduate Student

Matthew Melvin

University of Wisconsin

Undergraduate Student

Mara Nevitt

University of Wisconsin

Undergraduate Student

Sarah Quinn

University of Wisconsin

Graduate Student

Thomas Sobyra

University of Wisconsin

Staff

Mechanician

Joseph Mayer

University of California, San Diego

External Science Advisors

Prof. Alison Butler

Professor Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of California, Santa Barbara

Prof. Robert Duce

University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Departments of Oceanography and Atmospheric Science Texas A&M University

Dr. Philip Rasch

Chief Scientist for Climate Science Atmospheric Science and Global Change Division Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Prof. Veronica Vaida

Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Colorado, Boulder

Dr. Susannah Burrows

Earth Systems Analysis & Modeling Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Prof. J. Andrew McCammon

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Joseph E. Mayer Chair of Theoretical Chemistry
University of California, San Diego

Prof. Jonathan Abbatt

Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto

Dr. Christopher Mundy

Chemical Physics & Analysis Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Industrial and Innovation Advisors

Dr. Peter DeBarber

Co-segment Leader Process and Environmental Segment Horiba Instruments, Inc.

Dr. Lada Rasochova

Director, Center for Innovation and Enterprise Development Rady School of Management University of California, San Diego