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Dr. Kim Prather presents for the National Academy of Science's Distinctive Voices

posted May 1, 2019, 11:17 AM by Mitchell Santander

Dr. Kim Prather gave a talk for NAS's Distinctive Voices, where she discusses recent advancements in our understanding of the links between ocean microbes, atmosphere chemistry, and climate change.

See the full presentation here:

Dr. Kim Prather signed MOU with NSYSU's Chia Wang at the 2019 UCSD-NSYSU Bilateral Symposium

posted Mar 12, 2019, 4:16 PM by Mitchell Santander

The 2019 UCSD-NSYSU Bilateral Symposium, where Dr. Prather served as a Keynote speaker, brings together researchers from UC San Diego and the National Sun Yat-sen University to learn about ongoing research and inspire new collaborations in the fields of photonics, oceanography, and aerosol chemistry. During this event, Dr. Kim Prather, on behalf of the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE), signed an MOU along with Chia Wang from the  NSYSU's Aerosol Science Research Center (ASRC). This MOU represents an exciting first step to future collaborations with scientists at NSYSU to advance aerosol research.


Dr. Kim Prather awarded membership to the National Academy of Engineering

posted Feb 25, 2019, 2:27 PM by Mitchell Santander

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is one of the highest professional distinctions given to an engineer. Dr. Kim Prather has been honored by the NAE "for technologies that transformed understanding of aerosols and their impacts on air quality, climate, and human health." She will be formally inducted to the academy at the NAE's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 6, 2019.

Congratulations Dr. Kim Prather!

Dr. Kim Prather won a 2015 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award from the California Air Resources Board

posted May 20, 2016, 12:03 PM by Chris Lee

Considered the “Nobel Prize” in air quality achievement, the Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards are given annually to individuals who have made significant lifetime contributions toward improving air quality and climate change science, technology and policy, furthering the protection of public health.

Congratulations Dr. Kim Prather!!

link to news release: http://www.arb.ca.gov/newsrel/newsrelease.php?id=818

Metabolomic Studies on Single Cells with ATOFMS

posted Oct 7, 2015, 5:05 PM by Hashim Al-Mashat   [ updated Oct 8, 2015, 1:25 PM by Camille Sultana ]

Metabolomic Studies on Single Cells with ATOFMS

 As with many types of particle chemistry studies, the population average may not necessarily represent changes in the diversity of the population.


Pollutant Transport in the Coastal Zone (and in AIR!) in Imperial Beach

posted Sep 29, 2015, 4:06 PM by CAICE UCSD   [ updated Oct 8, 2015, 1:00 PM by Camille Sultana ]

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Jacobs School of Engineering have teamed up to study pollutant transport in the coastal zone of the Southern California Bight.  Their laboratory is Imperial Beach, a neighborhood south of San Diego and north of the US-Mexico Border, near the outlet of the Tijuana River.  The Prather Group is sampling air, looking for the fluorescent signature of the (harmless) bright red dye that has been deliberately deposited in the ocean, to mimic a major contaminant plume.  Since the dye is in the coastal surf zone, sea spray aerosol particles produced by the breaking waves can loft some of this material in the atmosphere.  Our group is looking to understand the extent of the "pollutant" transport in the atmosphere by sampling aerosols on the beach, and some locations downwind.

A link to the story can be found here: http://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/international-project-tracks-beach-pollution-dynamics

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