Gregory Carmichael, the Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). According to the AMS, “those eligible for election to Fellow shall have made outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences or their applications during a substantial period of years.” Fellows are comprised of not more than 0.2% of all AMS members.
Carmichael, who joined the College of Engineering at the UI in 1978, has a research focus on the development of comprehensive air quality models and their application to regional and international air pollution problems. His studies have led to a greater appreciation and understanding of the importance of long-range transport of pollutants within Asia and across the Pacific. His work has also explored the importance of dust and black carbon on atmospheric chemistry and climate, and this work has helped to stimulate laboratory as well as large-scale field experiments. He is also a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Geophysical Union.
“I am honored by this recognition,” said Carmichael. “I have worked throughout my career to advance the science and linkages between air pollution and weather and climate change. I have also worked with AMS and the World Meteorological Organization to expand meteorological services related to air pollution worldwide.”
Carmichael will be formally inducted as a fellow in conjunction with the 103rd AMS Annual Meeting scheduled in January 2023 in Denver.