Akua Asa-Awuku Strives to Improve Air Quality and Related Climate Change Policy

Akua Asa-Awuku Strives to Improve Air Quality and Related Climate Change Policy

Akua Asa-Awuku Strives to Improve Air Quality and Related Climate Change Policy


Generations of women have contributed to engineering, and Clark School women are proud to be part of that tradition. In honor of women’s history month, the Clark School is celebrating one female engineering faculty member each day. Read about today’s featured faculty member, Akua Asa-Awuku.

Dr. Asa-Awuku, who holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech, is currently focusing her efforts on investigating the formation, composition, and measurement of anthropogenic and biogenic aerosols to explore their impacts on climate and health. She joined the University of Maryland in August of 2016, but was featured by the University of California in Riverside for her work with the Center for Environmental Research and Technology.  Dr. Asa-Awuku looks at particle formation in the atmosphere and how it interacts with water to affect cloud formation and, thus, global climate change.  Her background also consists of black carbon (one of the main drivers of global climate change) research and how such particles effect the Earth's hydrological cycle.  

March 2, 2017


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