Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry

Lynn M. Russell is Professor of Climate, Atmospheric Science & Physical Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography on the faculty of University of California at San Diego, where she has led the Climate Sciences Curricular Group since 2009. Her research focuses on the processes that control atmospheric aerosols and their cloud interactions. Her work uses both modeling and measurement studies of atmospheric particles and their chemical composition.  Her recent work has studied marine aerosols, flux and entrainment in the marine boundary layer, terrestrial biogenic particles, combustion emissions, and feedbacks between climate and particle sources.  She completed undergraduate degrees at Stanford University, and she received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology for her studies of marine aerosols.  Her postdoctoral work as part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research Advanced Studies Program investigated aerosol and trace gas flux and entrainment in the marine boundary layer.  She served on the faculty of Princeton University in the Department of Chemical Engineering before accepting her current position at Scripps in 2003. She has been honored with young investigator awards from ONR, NASA, Dreyfus Foundation, NSF, and the James S. McDonnell Foundation, and she received the Kenneth T. Whitby Award from AAAR (2003) for her contributions on atmospheric aerosol processes. In 2013 she received the UCSD Sustainability Outstanding Faculty Award.  She was named a Fellow of the American Association for Aerosol Research in 2013 and of the American Geophysical Union in 2017.

Last updated Feb 2013