Research Group

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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 Russell 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.



Jun Liu 2013-


Jun joined the Russell group in the fall quarter of 2013 as a graduate student in Climate Science. Jun graduated from Tsinghua University with a B.Eng. in Environment Engineering. His current research interest is the influence of anthropogenic pollution on biogenic SOA. He is also interested in chamber experiments that simulate SOA formation in ambient atmosphere.



Allison Khoe 2014-


Allison joined the research group in the spring of 2014 as an undergraduate at the University of Californa, San Diego. She will be graduating in the spring of 2015 with a degree in Environmental Systems.




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