Valentina Aquila, Assistant Professor
I am an assistant professor in Environmental Science at American University. I use Earth System models to understand the role of atmospheric aerosols in the Earth's system, with a focus on the stratosphere. I received a master in Physics from the University of Genoa, Italy, and a PhD in Meteorology from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. I was a postdoctoral researcher at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and John Hopkins University before joining American University in 2017.
Matteo received a PhD in Geology from Università degli Studi Roma Tre in Rome, Italy. Matteo is currently funded by NASA to implement a plume parameterization in the GEOS Earth's System Model.
Environmental Science 2022
Impacts of fire driven thunderstorms (pyroCbs) on stratospheric composition
Environmental Science 2025
Representation of volcanic plumes in the MERRA-2 reanalysis
Sustainability Management 2022
Carbon dioxide removal using biochar.
Global Environmental Policy 2022
Measurements of PM concentrations in the Brentwood neighborhood in Washington DC.
Stephanie Braddock - MS Environmental Science 2022
Local variations in PM concentrations
Josh Rivera - Master of Public Policy 2022
PM concentrations in Buzzard Point, Washington DC
Emily Dolan - BA Environmental Studies 2022
Measuring PM on the AU campus with a portable air quality monitor
Cole Hiser - BA Environmental Studies 2022
Impacts of roadside vegetation on PM concentrations
Kruttika Gopal - BA Environmental Studies 2023
Relationship between the density of air quality monitors, pollution, and neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics.
Laura Dudek - BA Environmental Studies 2024
Energy consumption of American University buildings.
Giorgio Doglioni - MS Physics (University of Trento, Italy) 2021
Impacts of pyroCb events on stratospheric meteorology.
Joseph Minnich - BS Physics 2021
Identifying the signal of COVID-19 lockdowns on urban air quality using low-cost air quality sensors.
Kira Fontana - BS Biology 2022
Classification of worldwide COVID-19 government responses and air quality impacts.
Colleen Baldwin - BS Physics and Computer Science 2021
Latitudinal and seasonal dependence of the climate impacts of volcanic eruptions.
Fan Tai Bridges - BS Environmental Science 2021
Analysis of American University energy consumption data.
Nicki Mukherjee - BS Environmental Science and Mathematics 2018
Impacts of volcanic eruptions on the NASA GEOS Seasonal-to-Subseasonal Forecasting system.