Keutsch Group


Congratulations to Dr. Yaowei Li for successfully defending his thesis in front of a packed audience on April 23, 2024! This fall Yaowei will be working with Prof. Susan Solomon (MIT) and Prof. Paul Wennberg (Caltech) as a NOAA Climate & Global Change postdoc fellow.  See the announcement from NOAA here

Our research article "Chemical Impact of Stratospheric Alumina Particle Injection for Solar Radiation Modification and Related Uncertainties

has been published in Geophysical Research Letters in February 2024.

We are a team of interdisciplinary atmospheric scientists and engineers. Our research efforts aim to understand the effects of natural and anthropogenic emissions on climate and human health and on aerosol-biosphere-climate interactions. Using innovative experimental design and instrument development, we combine laboratory studies, observations, and modeling to obtain a holistic view of chemistry-climate interactions in local and global contexts. 

Field Work

High altitude aircraft (WB-57) in Fairbanks, AK, carrying a payload designated to measuring stratospheric aerosols.

Laboratory Experiments

Laser-induced fluorescence used in our lab to measure ppt concentrations of formaldehyde.


Ozone depletion due to the La Soufrière eruption in 2021 modeled using SOCOL-AER.

Interested in Joining our Team?

Whether you are a prospective undergraduate or graduate student, or interested in a postdoc, please don't hesitate to contact Frank Keutsch