Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Seinfeld, John H.
Location California Institute of Technology
Primary Field Engineering Sciences
 Election Citation
Seinfeld founded the field of mathematical modeling of air pollution. He has made seminal contributions to the understanding of the chemistry and physics of atmospheric particles. He established atmospheric science as a research and teaching field within chemical engineering.
 Research Interests
Seinfeld studies the atmosphere, including air pollution and climate. Much of his work has concerned particles in the air, so-called aerosols, their sources, their chemistry, and their role in climate. He initiated research into the chemistry of aerosols and was the first to develop means of studying atmospheric aerosol chemistry in laboratory chambers. His work has helped form the basis of air quality control regulations in the United States and worldwide.

 
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