Research Interests: Anthropogenic emissions and their chemical transformation during atmospheric transport drive critical issues surrounding air quality and climate change. I conduct atmospheric modeling, organize and conduct field and laboratory studies to investigate these topics with the ultimate goal of informing policymakers so society can develop effective strategies that protect human health, ecosystems, agricultural economies and security. My favorite science involves formation of secondary organic aerosol through cloud processing and aerosol water chemistry.
Dr. Carlton is the scientific leader of the SOAS campaign, member of the ACCORD Science Committee at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, member of the National Research Committee tasked with identifying priorities and strategic steps forward for atmospheric chemistry research over the coming decades.
Dr. Carlton is an associate Editor of Reviews of Geophysics
Education: B.A., Rutgers University (2014)
Projects: Modeling power plant emissions throughout the New Jersey area
Education: B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College (2015)
Projects: Transition metal analysis in cloud water; Spatial and temporal trends in particle composition, size, and scattering
Projects: Aerosol liquid water chemistry, salt-induced molality and organic partitioning
Projects: Aerosol glass transition
Projects: Implementing explicit SOA aqueous chemistry in CMAQ; Aqueous photooxidation of ambient air from the Southeast U.S.
Current Status: Physical Scientist, U.S. EPA – Region 2, New York, NY.
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Ph.D. – May 2016
Education: B.S., North Carolina State University (2009)
Projects: Modeling power plant emissions throughout the New Jersey area; SOAS meteorologist; EPA site monitor
Current Status: Physical Scientist, U.S. EPA – Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Ph.D. – May 2016
Thien Khoi Nguyen
Projects: Aerosol water – instrumentation and field measurements, spatial and temporal trends, anthropogenic effects, impacts on air quality and climate
Current Status: Physical Scientist, U.S. EPA – Region 9, San Francisco, CA.
M.S. – 2013
Education: M.S., Atmospheric Science, Rutgers University (2013); B.S., Cornell University (2010)
Project: Partitioning of Gases to Ice in the Atmosphere: Effects on nitric acid and inorganic particle formation
Current Status: Meteorologist at WeatherWorks, LLC
Education: B.S., Bioenvironmental Engineering, Rutgers University (2014)
Project: CMAQ model challenges: More accurate accounting for secondary organic aerosol formation from benzene
Current Status: Graduate Student at University of California, Berkeley (M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2017); Previously: Engineer at Hazen and Sawyer
Education: B.S., Georgia State University (2016)
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