Dissertations found here.
Student (doctorates) Degree Department Graduation
Kenneth E. Pickering Ph.D. Meteorology 1987
Dissertation: Observations of Tropospheric Trace Gases and
Techniques for Assessing Regional Transport of Air Pollutants.
Current position: Senior Physical Scientist NASA GSFC.
Winston T. Luke Ph.D. Chemistry 1990
Dissertation: Reactive Nitrogen Compounds in the Troposphere:
Observations, Transport, and Photochemistry.
Current position: Research Scientist NOAA Air Resources Laboratory
Linda J. Nunnermacker Ph.D. Chemistry 1990
Dissertation: Calibration and Detection Techniques for Trace
Nitrogen Compounds in the Atmosphere.
Current position: Research Scientist DOE Brookhaven national Laboratory
Olga Poulida Ph.D. Meteorology 1993
Dissertation: Observations and Photochemistry of Reactive Trace
Gases in the Atmosphere.
Current position: Frederick Research Center, Cyprus
Kevin Civerolo Ph.D. Meteorology 1996
Dissertation: Development and use of a High Sensitivity, Fast
Response Nitric Oxide Detector for air Quality Monitoring and
Eddy Correlation Flux Measurements.
Current position: research scientist at Department of Environmental Conservation.
Shobha Kondragunta Ph.D. Chemistry 1997
The Impact of Aerosols on Urban Photochemical Smog Production.
Current position: Program Manager NOAA
Kevin P. Rhoads Ph.D. Chemistry 1998
Dissertation: "The Influence of Continental Emissions of the Composition
of the Remote Marine Boundary Layer."
Raymond Morales Ph.D. Chemistry 1998
Dissertation: "Carbon Monoxide, Ozone, and Hydrocarbons in the Baltimore
Kristen Hallock-Waters Ph.D. Chemistry 2000
Dissertation: "Trace Gas Observations over Rural Virginia:
Photochemistry and Transport."
Co-Advised with B. G. Doddridge.
Associate Professor Stockton College, NJ.
Alex J. DeCaria Ph.D. Meteorology 2000
Dissertation: "The Effects of Convection and Lightning on the Chemistry of the
Troposphere Studied with Cloud, Transport, and Chemistry Models"
Committee chair; Advised by K. E. Pickering
Professor of Meteorology, Millersville University
Ana I. Prados Ph.D. Chemistry 2000
Dissertation: "The export of ozone and other atmospheric trace species from
North America: Observations and numerical simulations."
Rokjin Park Ph.D. Meteorology 2001
The Interaction of Regional- and Global-Scale Atmospheric
Chemistry, Transport, and Climate Processes. Associate Professor, Seoul National university.
Lung-Wen (Antony) Chen Ph.D. Chem. Physics 2002
Dissertation: "Urban Fine Particulate Matter: Chemical Composition and
Research Scientist DRI, Nevada.
William Swartz Ph.D. Chemistry 2002
Dissertation: "Quantifying Photolysis Rates in the Troposphere
and Stratosphere" (Res. Sci., Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.)
Joern Burkert Ph.D. Physics 2003
University of Bremen, Germany; co-Advisor with John P. Burrows.
Dissertation: "Modellierung der Troposphaerischen ozon und Radicalchemie"
("Modelling of Tropospheric Ozone and Radical Chemistry")
YuJin Choi Ph.D. Chemical Engineering 2004
(Co Advisor S. Ehrman)
Dissertation: “Chemical Transport Modeling of Air Pollution in Maryland:
Investigations of the Role of Biogenic Emissions”
Brett F. Taubman Ph.D. Chemistry 2004
Dissertation: "Airborne Characterization of Regional Aerosol Origins
and Optical Properties"
Asst Prof. Department of Chemistry, Appalachian State University
Robert C. Levy Ph.D. Meteorology 2007
Dissertation: "Second Generation Retrieval of Tropospheric Aerosol
Properties from Inversion of Visible and Near-Infrared Spectral
Reflectance: Application over Maryland"
Jennifer C. Hains Ph.D. Chemistry 2007
Dissertation: "A Chemical Climatology of Lower Tropospheric Trace Gases
and Aerosols over the Mid-Atlantic Region"
Research Statistician, Maryland Dept. Environment.
Bryan J. Bloomer Ph.D. Meteorology 2008
Dissertation: "Air Pollution Response to Emissions Changes at Power
Plants in the Eastern United States"
Current Position: Manager STAR Program USEPA, Washington.
Can Li Ph.D. AOSC 2008
Dissertation: "Emissions, Transport, and Evolution of Atmospheric Pollutants
from China: An Observational Study"
Current Position: Assistant Research Scientist, ESSIC
Patricia Castellanos Ph.D. Chem. Engin. 2009
Dissertation:"Analysis of air Quality with Numerical Simulations (CMAQ) and
Observations of Trace Gases" advised jointly with S. Ehrman.
Current Position: Reserach Scientist, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
Pedro Bueno Ph.D. Chemistry 2011
Dissertation: “Probing nanoparticles with photoacoustic spectroscopy”
Advised jointly with M. Zachariah
Current Position: Shell Oil, Houston.
Elena A. Yegorova Ph.D. AOSC 2011
Dissertation: “An evaluation of a severe smog episode in the
eastern U.S. using regional modeling and satellite measurements”
Advised Jointly with Dale Allen.
Current position: Postdoc. For Bryan Duncan, NASA.
Christopher P. Loughner Ph.D. AOSC 2011
Dissertation “Impacts of fair-weather cumulus clouds, bay
breezes and landuse on urban air quality and climate”
Jointly advised with Dale Allen.
Current position: Postdoc NASA.
Hao He Ph.D. AOSC 2012
Dissertation: “Air Pollutant Concentrations and Trends over
the Eastern U.S and China: Aircraft Measurements and Numerical Simulations”
Current position: Postdoc ESSIC.
David M. Giles Ph.D. AOSC 2012
Dissertation: “A Study Of Remotely Sensed Aerosols Properties from
Ground-Based Sun and Sky Scanning Radiometers”
Current position: NASA Support Scientist-Chief.
John E. Yorks Ph.D. AOSC 2014
Dissertation: “An Investigation of Cirrus Cloud Properties Using Airborne Lidar"
Current position: NASA Scientist.
Lacey C. Brent Ph.D. CHEM 2014
Dissertation: “Development, Enhancement, and Evaluation of Aircraft Measurement Techniques for
Criteria Air Pollutants"
Current position: NIST Scientist.
Daniel L. Goldberg Ph.D. AOSC 2016
Dissertation: “Lifetime and Distribution of Ozone and Related Pollutants
in the Eastern United States"
Current position: Argonne Nat. Lab. Postdoc.
Daniel C. Anderson Ph.D. AOSC 2016
Dissertation: “Photochemistry and Transport of Tropospheric Ozone and its Precursors in Urban and Remote Environments
Current position: AOSC Postdoc.
Steven R. Messina M.S. Meteorology 1985
Thesis: An Analysis of the Relationship Between Meteorology and
Air Pollution at Deuselbach, West Germany.
Donna P. McNamara M.S. Meteorology 1988
Thesis: Origin of Tropospheric Ozone over Central U.S.
Brian S. Gockel M.S. Meteorology 1988
Thesis: Modeling and Observations of Trace Gases in Cumulus
William F. Ryan M.S. Meteorology 1990
Thesis: Synoptic-Scale Variations in the Vertical Distribution
of Ozone in the Lower Great Plains of the United States.
Olga Poulida M.S. Meteorology 1991
Leslie Moy M.S. Meteorology 1992
Kevin Civerolo M.S. Meteorology 1993
Fred Fahlbusch M.S. Meteorology 1993
Robert Gersten M.S. Meteorology 1995
Paul Kelley M.S. Meteorology 1996
Monica Spinnenweber M.S. Meteorology 2000
Eleanor Sparer M.S. Meteorology 2001
Anu Nadarajan M.S. Chem Engin. 2001
Thesis: "The formation of Secondary Organic Aerosols from a-Terpine."
(Joint advisor with S. Ehrman & R. Calabrese).
Bryan J. Bloomer M.S. Meteorology 2004
Zahra Chaudhry M.S. Meteorology 2005
Brittany K. McClure M.S. Chemistry 2007
Thesis: “OMI Tropospheric Sulfur Dioxide Retrieval: Validation and Analysis”
Nicole Carbanaro M.S. Chemistry 2009
Samantha Carpenter M.S. Chemistry 2016
Undergraduate research was directed for Melody A. Owens (B.S. Physical Science, 1988), David Johns, Jr. (B.S. Chemistry, 1989), James Yeinger (B.S. Physical Science, 1990), William Hutchison (B.S. Physical Science, 1991), Abby Lindstrom (B.S. Chemistry, 1992), Nestor Suarez (B.S. Civil Engineering, 1992), Charles Piety (B.S. Chemistry, 1993), Dean Pinson (B.S. Physical Science, 1995), Peter Kivett (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1995), Fernando Rodriguez (B.S. Physical Science 1997), Song Ji (Chemistry, 2000), Eric Ellingson (With KEP) (ENCH, 2001), Lori McGuire (Physical Science, 2001), Teresa Ip (Chemistry, 2002), Elena Deviatova (Yegorova)(CMSC/PHYS, 2004), Lauren Zamora (MEES 2004).