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Bin Zhao

Atmospheric Measurement & Data Sciences
Earth Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352


Dr. Bin Zhao joined PNNL in April 2019 as an Earth Scientist. His research focuses on the chemical processes and control strategies of aerosol pollution, and the interactions between aerosols, clouds, and climate. He works extensively on developing and applying chemical transport models to better understand the sources and formation mechanisms of secondary aerosols. He also has rich expertise in developing and evaluating control strategies of air pollution, including both ambient and household air pollution. Besides, he has been combining observational data analysis and model simulations to further our understanding of the interactions between aerosols and clouds, particularly ice and mixed-phase clouds.

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Research Interests

  • Secondary aerosol formation
  • Aerosol-cloud-climate interactions
  • Air pollutant emissions and control policies
  • Meteorology and chemical transport modeling

Education and Credentials

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • Ph.D., 2015, Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
  • B.S., 2010, Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS)

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