Research Group

Top: Patrick Shaw, Ranjit Bahadur, Doug Day, Ashley Corrigan, Rachel Schwartz, Amanda Frossard, & Lynn Russell. Bottom: Satoshi Takahama, Emily Effner, Shang Liu, & Lelia Hawkins.

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Prof. Lynn M. Russell


Lynn M. Russell is a Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests are in aerosol composition, aerosol-cloud interactions, and aerosol evolution in the troposphere. Using a variety of techniques for both observations and modeling, her work has contributed to an improved understanding of how aerosols affect climate.  Dr. Russell received her B.S. in chemical engineering and A.B. in international relations from Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1995.

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Current Members

Li Xu 2012-


Li joined the Russell group as a postdoctoral scholar in April 2012 after she received her PhD in Atmospheric Science from University of Michigan. Her research activities will involve multiscale modeling of aerosol indirect effects on decadal timescales and parameterization for frost flower aerosols salt emissions in the Arctic.



Kevin Sanchez 2012-


Kevin joined the Russel group in the fall of 2012 as a graduate student in climate science. Kevin graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Meteorology. He is currently working on an externally mixed aerosol model to compare modeled aerosol activities to observations from the 2011 EPEACE project. He is interested in how aerosol compositions affects their hygroscopicity and hence capability to activate.



Kylee Chang 2013-


Kylee joined the Russell group in July 2013 as a graduate student in Marine Chemistry after graduating from Loyola Marymount University with a B.S. in Chemistry and working at the South Coast Air Quality Management District in Los Angeles. Her current research project involves analyzing filter samples from Alert, Canada for their chemical properties and comparing functional groups with filter and ice core samples from Washington. Her other interests include biological contributions to particle formation in the Arctic.



Seth Chunn 2013-


Seth joined the research group in the Fall of 2013 as an undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego. In the Spring of 2014 he will graduate with a degree in Chemical Engineering.




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