Dan Cziczo

Dan Cziczo

Victor P. Starr Career Dev. Associate Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry

Email djcziczo [at] mit [dot] edu

Phone 617.324.4882

Office 54-1324

Education

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests

Dan Cziczo is an atmospheric scientist interested in the interrelationship of particulate matter and cloud formation. His research utilizes laboratory and field studies to elucidate how small particles interact with water vapor to form droplets and ice crystals which are important players in the Earth’s climate system. Experiments include using small cloud chambers in the laboratory to mimic atmospheric conditions that lead to cloud formation and observing clouds in situ from remote mountaintop sites or through the use of research aircraft. Dan’s current research interests include: Chemical composition of atmospheric aerosols with an emphasis on their effect on cloud formation mechanisms, Earth's radiative budget, and meteoritic debris and launch vehicle emissions in the atmosphere.

Awards

NASA Group Achievement Award, ARCTAS Mission,DOE Outstanding Performance Award, ISDAC Campaign,Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers,CIRES Outstanding Performance Award

Publications

Ice Nucleation and Droplet Formation by Bare and Coated Soot Particles,Droplet activation, separation, and compositional analysis: Laboratory studies and atmospheric measurements,Inadvertent Climate Modification Due to Anthropogenic Lead,Wake Capture, Particle Breakup and Other Artifacts Associated with Counterflow Virtual Impaction,Comparison of Experimental and Numerical Studies of the Performance Characteristics of a Pumped Counterflow Virtual Impactor,Indirect and Semi-Direct Aerosol Campaign (ISDAC): The Impact of Arctic Aerosols on Clouds,Chemical Composition of Ambient Aerosol, Ice Residues and Cloud Droplet Residues in Mixed-Phase Clouds: Single Particle Analysis During the Cloud and Aerosol Characterization Experiment (CLACE 6),Impact of Heterogeneous Ice Nuclei on Homogeneous Freezing Events,Arctic Atmospheric Aerosol Composition 3: CCN Prediction Using Hygroscopic Growth Factors as a Chemistry Proxy,Deactivation of Ice Nuclei Due to Atmospherically Relevant Surface Coatings,Arctic Atmospheric Aerosol Composition 2: Hygroscopic Growth Properties,Arctic Atmospheric Aerosol Composition 1: Ambient Aerosol Characterization

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