DISTINGUISHED LECTURE - Understanding How Microbes and African Dust Control the Clouds and Precipitation Over California

Mon, Jan 23 4:00pm
California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) Auditorium
Speaker Professor Kimberly Prather
Hosted by
UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Catherine Clarke and Paul Weiss

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture Series, which is be a department-wide colloquium in a special week with no other seminars! The lecture will target students, faculty, friends, and alumni and will be followed by a reception.

About the Speaker

Kimberly Prather is the Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC San Diego.
Prather’s research focuses on understanding the impact of atmospheric aerosols and their impacts on clouds and climate. Early in her career, she developed a technique known as aerosol time-of-flight mass spectrometry that is widely used in atmospheric field studies around the globe to determine the origin and chemistry of aerosols.  A major focus of her research involves understanding how aerosols impact climate, with a major focus on their role in modifying clouds and precipitation processes. 
Born in Santa Rosa, CA, Prather received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. She was a postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley working with Nobel Laureate, Yuan T. Lee.  She became an Assistant Professor at University of California, Riverside and then moved to University of California, San Diego as a professor in 2001.
Prather is the recipient of the American Chemical Society Analytical Chemistry Arthur F. Findeis Award, the Kenneth Whitby Award, the GAeF Smoluchowski Award, the National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award, the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Award, and the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, and the Distinguished Scientist Award from the San Diego section of the American Chemical Society. Prather is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and American Geophysical Union.
Hosted by Department Chair Prof. Catherine Clarke and Prof. Paul Weiss. 


Please direct any questions about the event to Penny Jennings, penny@chem.ucla.edu, 310-825-9809.