Rajan Chakrabarty, Ph.D.

Washington University in St. Louis

Rajan Chakrabarty is currently the Harold D. Jolley Career Development associate professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He leads the Aerosol Interdisciplinary Research group, which works at the forefront of addressing grand challenges associated with aerosol radiative forcing, aerosol instrumentation development and engineering techniques, and rapid detection of respiratory pathogens. Chakrabarty received his Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Nevada, Reno with dissertation research conducted at the Desert Research Institute. He also holds degrees in atmospheric physics (M.S.) and electronics and instrumentation engineering (B.Eng.). His research contributions have been recognized with several prestigious honors, most notably a 2021 NASA Group Achievement Award for the FIREX-AQ study, the 2019 Kenneth T. Whitby Award from the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR), the 2019 Schmauss Award from Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung e.V. (GAeF), and the 2018 American Geophysical Union Global Environmental Change Early Career Award.

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