Donahue to Present on Connections Between Climate Change, Air Quality, and Policy

Posted on 11/2/2017 11:05:57 AM

The Sustainability Studies Program, Science Inspires Series, and Sigma Xi are excited to announce a co-sponsored talk by Neil Donahue, Lord Professor of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University. Donahue is a faculty member in the departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Engineering and Public Policy. He is also director of the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research. His talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, in the Eberly Auditorium.

Donahue will present information related to his research on fine particles and their connection to climate change and health effects. Noting that aerosols kill four million people around the world each year, Donahue’s talk will set the context for this problem and then explore the chemistry and physics behind the new-particle formation and growth in the atmosphere.

Please take a few minutes to examine Donahue’s extensive research background and publication record by visiting his faculty web page at CMU.

For more information about this talk, please contact Nick Deardorff (, Chris Jeffords (, or Jonathan Warnock (