Frank Keutsch

Harvard University

Frank Keutsch is a physical chemist in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, whose research spans laboratory experiments, field campaigns and global modeling. His group’s research has focused on understanding anthropogenic influence on atmospheric composition, both gas-phase oxidative chemistry and molecular level studies of organic aerosol formation, fate and properties. His research group has participated in numerous atmospheric chemistry field campaigns on land (in the United States, Europe and the Amazon), in the air (stratosphere on board NASA’s ER-2 and WB-57F aircraft and troposphere) and on the oceans (aboard the South Korean icebreaker Araon). Keutsch is deputy-PI on the NASA Earth Venture Suborbital-3 (EVS-3) Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere (DCOTSS) campaign, and his group is focusing on aerosol properties and fate in the upper troposphere–lower stratosphere. He has contributed to national and international assessments of stratospheric chemistry and geoengineering, including the 2022 WMO Quadrennial Ozone Assessment and the 2019 National Academies Committee on climate intervention research and governance. He has also had an advisory role regarding atmospheric chemistry measurements and modeling at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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