April, 2018


Had such a fun time with my Atmospheric Chemistry class, talking science with middle school students from the DeKalb Alternative School!

Jennifer successfully presented at the Mellon Mays Research Conference. Great Job, Jennifer!


Had a great time talking science and air pollution research at the Science Salon for Puerto Rico at Manuel’s Tavern – organized by the 500 Women’s Scientists and the Atlanta Science Tavern!

March, 2018

Enjoyed being a part of the Chasing Coral Atlanta Science Festival event on March 21 at Oxford College of Emory University. [picture credit: Savannah Miller]

Come and experience climate change negotiation on March 20 with dinner! Sign up here.

February, 2018

Enjoyed being a part of the Fourth Annual Leadership and Multifaith Program (LAMP) Conference.

I was interviewed by National Geographic about VW emissions experiments. Read the article here.

Sam received a Rollins School of Public Health Livingston Fellowship – Congratulations!

January, 2018

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Jennifer is one of the 100 Senior Honorary from the Class of 2018 – congratulations!

Nia won the 7th Annual GA-AHMP 2017 John Scarano Memorial Scholarship! Congratulations!

December, 2017

I participated in the N2O workshop and presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

November, 2017

Jennifer won the best abstract award at the Mellon Mays conference! Congratulations, Jennifer – way to go!

I led the Emory delegation to the UN climate change negotiations (COP 23) and experienced it with 12 students! See more our website here.

I was a panelist at the UN Climate Change Negotiation COP 23 side event “Role of Universities in Implementing Article 11 of the Paris Agreement” on November 16, 2017.

I was a panelist at the UN Climate Change Negotiation COP 23 side event “Paris Agreement-style capacity building: Balancing international standards & national context” on November 6, 2017.


Geoff’s thesis on the effectiveness of US state climate policies on reducing power sector emissions is now a Nature Climate Change paper! It was published on the first day of the UN climate change negotiation (COP23) in Bonn, Germany! See our paper here and the news stories here and here. A great summary post of our paper is here.

October, 2017

Sam is going to Petrolina, Brazil to work there for 6 months on a climate-smart agriculture project. Follow his journey through his blog here.

I gave my second webinar to the Emory Alumni Association titled “What does climate change mean to us and what can we do about it?” on October 25, 2017.

I had my first webinar with the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and Latin American Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Network (LAMNET) on October 13, 2017. It was titled “Global and regional emissions estimates for N2O – from bottom-up and top-down.”

September, 2017

We have two visitors from China! Welcome Jie Shen and Ka Ming Fung!

I gave a seminar in the Environmental Sciences department on communicating health impacts of air pollution.

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August, 2017

I shared my perspectives on applying for a Ph.D. to young researchers at International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal with Dr. Kim Oanh at Asian Institute of Technology, Dr. Zhiyuan Cong at Chinese Academy of Sciences and Dr. Arnico Panday at ICIMOD.

May, 2017

Our paper analyzing China’s emissions inventories and their impacts on air pollution published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Our paper analyzing India’s emissions inventories and their impacts on air pollution published in Environmental Research Letters.

We started new measurements of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural soil in Nanjing China !


Congratulations, Sam, for becoming a Ph.D. candidate!

Congratulations to all the graduates – Geoff, Nicole, Caiwei, Vicky, Raquel, Jennie, and Soungbin!

The application to become a member of Emory’s next delegation to the UNFCCC COP 23 in Bonn is open! For more information about the delegation, please check this information sheet and the website.

We started a crowdfunding campaign to support the next delegation to the UNFCCC COP 23 in Bonn! Thank you for your support!

April, 2017

Geoff Martin successfully defended his Master’s thesis. Congratulations!

Caiwei Huang and Vicky Wu successfully defended their Honor’s theses and both received Highest Honors. Congratulations!

March, 2017

My atmospheric chemistry class had a great booth at the Atlanta Science Festival Expo.


My atmospheric chemistry class went to Tucker Middle School to create air quality sensors together and measure air pollution.


February, 2017

Enjoyed moderating the Climate Smart Agriculture panel at the 9th Annual Young Leaders Conference “Agricultural Solutions for Tomorrow: A look into Biotech, Agribusiness & Climate Smart Agriculture.”


My blog post on the recent air pollution event in China is posted in the East Asia Forum.

Seeker quoted my comments on China’s haze events.

December, 2016

Our Emory delegation to this year’s UN Climate Change negotiation is highlighted here.

Caiwei Huang is a Schwarzman Scholar. Read the news here. Congratulations, Caiwei!

November, 2016

Caiwei Huang is named to Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Congratulations, Caiwei!

October, 2016

We’ve had colleagues from Nanjing University visit Emory and had a great workshop. Here is a video of the panel during the workshop and below is a picture when we visited our colleague Nick Hill at the UGA experimental farm.


August, 2016

We’ve successfully finished our fieldwork in Tibet thanks to the support from Global Health Institute!

May, 2016

Our work on indoor air quality in Tibet is translated in Tibetan here!

Congratulations to all of our graduates – Anika, Camilla, Futu, and Shim!

April, 2016

Vicky Wu is accepted to the SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) Program – congratulations!

Soungbin Yim is accepted to the SIRE (Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory) SRPP (Summer Research Partnership Program) – congratulations!

Caiwei Huang received the Emory Alumni Board Leadership Fellowship! Congratulations, Caiwei!

Sam Peters is one of the ORDER (On Recent Discoveries by Emory Researchers) Teacher-Scholars – congratulations!

Jennifer Fundora became one of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows! Congratulations, Jennifer! See ENVS news here!

Camilla Schramek is named one of the 10 Fulbright Study/Research Scholar recipients in Denmark. See ENVS news here – congratulations!

March, 2016

Our CoLA class is having a Climate Week at Emory the week of March 27 and it is featured in Emory Report.

Sam Peters led the citizen science project at the Atlanta Science Festival and our group helped out in the Expo on March 26!

Our CoLA class had an event “What’s the Deal with the Climate Deal?” in Atlanta Science Festival on March 23 at the Carter Center!

PI Saikawa participated in the Atlanta Science Festival event, Living in the Anthropocene: How Humans are Changing the World on March 19 at Emory University.

The new Nature paper is published with PI Saikawa as a co-author. See a news article here.

PI Saikawa participated in the Chindia Summit to talk about climate change in China on March 9. Here is the news article about it.

A new paper by our postdoc Min Zhong is accepted in Geoscientific Model Development!

December, 2015

PI Saikawa received a Sustainability Innovator Award two years in a row!

PI Saikawa wrote a piece on the Conversation on the need for climate-smart agriculture.

Our group presented at the AGU Fall Meeting 2015.

November, 2015

PI Saikawa led the CoLA course Understanding Climate Change at the 2015 United Nations Meeting in France and experienced the COP 21 with students.

April, 2015

Our indoor air quality demonstration, burning yak dung in a tent on campus, was featured in Emory News.

March, 2015

Burning Yak Dung – a culture and science clash in Tibet. Our group will be showcasing indoor air quality in Tibet, burning yak dung in a tent (10am-5pm, Cox Hall Bridge), as well as hosting a panel discussion (6-8pm, Math and Science Center E208) on Emory campus as an Atlanta Science Festival and Tibet Week event on March 25.

January, 2015

More media coverage based on our work on indoor air pollution in Nam Co, Tibet! Please see EurekAlert!Medical News Today, Business Standard, Zee News, and

Emory article based on our work on indoor air pollution in Nam Co, Tibet.

December, 2014

Slate wrote an article based on our paper on indoor air pollution in Nam Co, Tibet.


Indoor air pollution picture Steve took during his fieldwork in Golog, Qinghai is the winner of this year’s Global Health Student Photography Contest. Congratulations, Steve!

November, 2014

Our paper on indoor air pollution in Nam Co, Tibet is accepted in Atmospheric Environment.

Received sustainability innovator award for the Climate@Emory work. See here for an interview.

October, 2014

PI Saikawa’s commentary on China’s air pollution posted on China Current.

Camilla Schramek is named to Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Congratulations, Camilla!

September, 2014

PI Saikawa’s comment on Wiedinmyer et al. trash burning paper appeared on Scientific American.

May, 2014

Our third workshop for the Energy Foundation sponsored project (with Valerie Karplus at MIT) titled “An Integrated Assessment of Emissions, Air Quality, Economic, and Health Impacts of Transport Policies in China” was held on May 27. We had a good discussion with Chinese policymakers and researchers in the field for possible policy scenarios to mitigate air pollution in China. The past workshop report can be found here.

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Our group presented research on air quality and climate at the Science Day at Mill Springs Academy in Alpharetta.

April, 2014

Qingyang Xiao received a Third Prize on the outstanding practicum award in the Rollins School of Public Health for her work on indoor air quality in Tibet. Congratulations, Qingyang!

We will have a screening of Chasing Ice on Thursday, April 17 at White Hall 208 at 6pm. After the movie, there will be a brief discussion by Justin Burton and myself.

The paper with Johannes Urpelainen was featured in Science for Environment Policy!

Steve Sclar received an “Adopt-a-Scholar” award! Congratulations, Steve!

March, 2014


Led by Brian Seok, our group participated in the Atlanta Science Festival on March 29. We were at Booth 16 to showcase air quality and climate change issues. More specifically, we showed how scientists measure particles found in the atmosphere, how we use that information to create atmospheric models, and how we help scientists and policymakers better understand the consequences of anthropogenic actions on air quality and the climate. We operated two small (handheld) size instruments for visitors to see in realtime the quality of the air that they are breathing at the Festival.

Hank Kim got a second prize at the China Summit 2014, where he and his group members (Ji-Yun Won and Sang-Chul Han) presented on the issue of ghost town in China and discussed alternative solutions to what causes congestion and heavy traffic in urban areas to reduce air pollution. Congratulations, Hank!

Camilla Schramek is the recipient of this year’s Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy. Congratulations, Camilla!

Jacqueline Yap received Lester Scholarship from ENVS. Congratulations, Jacqueline!

February, 2014

Our group work has been featured in Emory Magazine!

January, 2014


Our group met with sixth grader Cadette Girl Scouts to discuss air pollution and health issues. They have be working on Girl Scout “Breathe” Journey and we had great time discussing our ambient air quality in Atlanta and beyond.

November, 2013

For our Energy Foundation funded work focusing on China’s air pollution, we had a meeting in Beijing to discuss our project with our advisory board members and Chinese policymakers (see the event news).

October, 2013

Emory’s news article on our work on nitrous oxide (N2O) and climate change.

MIT news on the N2O process modeling paper published in Global Biogeochemical Cycles.

September, 2013

The N2O process modeling paper published in Global Biogeochemical Cycles was selected for one of the Research Highlights in Nature Geoscience.


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