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  • May: Vacancy: Graduate Research Assistantship on a project that aims to advance aerosol retrievals in the vicinity of clouds through remote sensing, 3-D radiative transfer, and machine learning. Research activities include characterizing aerosol and cloud field properties, retrieving aerosol properties in the vicinity of clouds using GOES Advanced Baseline Imager, and assessing direct aerosol radiative effects. Please contact me ( for more detail and send a CV if you are interested.

  • May: Vacancy: Graduate Research Assistantship on a project that aims to develop parameterizations for cloud, precipitation, and boundary layer processes using observations and machine learning. Please contact me ( for more detail and send a CV if you are interested.


  • December: Our research group currently have four openings for the graduate studentship. I welcome self-driven, curious students who are interested in remote sensing, radiative transfer, cloud/precipitation processes, and Earth’s radiation budget to join our group. Please check out my research page and contact me ( for more detail.
  • September: Kevin received first place of the Outstanding Student Presentation Award from the AMS Collective Madison Meeting Aug. 8-12 in Madison, Wisconsin. Kevin presented results from his recent paper in Geophysical Research Letters, which focuses on understanding the radiative impact of near-cloud aerosols using a newly developed machine learning-based aerosol retrieval method. Congratulations, Kevin!
  • August: Kevin has received the Herbert Riehl Memorial Award for his outstanding publication in observing near-cloud aerosols and quantifying the radiative impact using satellite measurements. Congratulations, Kevin!
  • June: Kevin has been selected for the Future Investigator in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) program. This is a highly competitive program – only 62 were selected from 394 submitted to the Earth Science Division. Congratulations, Kevin!!
  • May: The DOE Office of Science has selected our work for research highlight. Each year, DOE supports scientists to publish thousands of research findings in the scientific literature. Only about 200 of these are selected annually by their respective program areas in the Office of Science as publication highlights of special note.” See the highlight here.
  • May: Micael has accepted the offer for the Assistant Professor position from the University of São Paulo, the best University in Brazil. Congratulations, Micael! ”
  • May: Kevin has been selected as a recipient of the 2022 Riehl Award for outstanding research! Congratulations! The selection was made based on his paper entitled “Near-cloud aerosol retrieval using machine learning techniques, and implied direct radiative effects”.
  • March: Kevin received the AMS honorable-mention Outstanding Student Presentation Award for the 21st Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science.
  • 2020

  • Key lessons from our EU-funded Dynamics- Aerosol-Chemistry-Cloud Interactions in West Africa (DACCIWA) project. See details here.
  • Nicholas gave an excellent talk in the plenary session of the DOE ASR PI meeting in June 2020. Only 7 out of more than 100 abstracts were selected – well done, Nicholas!