Group Members

DeCarloPeter DeCarlo, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering and Chemistry

Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, 2007 University of Colorado

Research Interests: Chemical and size characterization of aerosols (particulates), atmospheric aerosols, urban and regional air pollution, natural gas impacts to atmospheric composition, atmospheric chemistry, and aerosol mass spectrometry.

Phone: 215-895-2345
Twitter: @ProfPeteD

Postdoctoral Researchers


Michael Giordano, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Riverside

Research Interests: Aerosol composition, hygroscopicity (cloud forming potential), and morphology and their effects on the Earth’s global radiative balance.



Ph.D Students


Doug Goetz

Ph.D. Student in Environmental Engineering

B.S. Environmental Geoscience, Slippery Rock University

Research Interests: Atmospheric chemistry, indoor and outdoor air quality, air pollution control engineering



Anita Johnson Avery

Ph.D. Student in Environmental Engineering

B.S. Environmental Chemistry, University of California, San Diego

Research Interests: My research interests include studying properties of aerosols that affect local and global climate as well as human health.


Ben Werden
Benjamin Werden

Ph.D. Student in Environmental Engineering

B.S. Computer Engineering, SUNY Binghamton

Research Interests: Air pollution monitoring, indoor and outdoor air quality, atmospheric aerosols contribution to climate change, urban and regional air pollution monitoring systems, real time atmospheric composition mapping, and aerosol mass spectrometry.


JCALLAGHAN4 (2)Jason Callaghan

Ph.D. Student in Environmental Engineering

M.S. Applied Mathematics, University of Washington
B.S. Mathematics, La Salle University
B.A. Geology (minor in Chemistry), La Salle University

Research Interests: Numerical methods in aerosol chemistry and morphology.  Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling of particle fate and transport. Nonlinear atmospheric dynamics.



Undergraduate Researchers

Erin Katz
Erin Katz
BS Student class of 2019 at Drexel in Chemistry


Group Alumni

Guan-Yu Lin

Guan-Yu Lin, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher At Drexel
Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering 2010 from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan


Lindsey Klinge
M.S. Chemistry from Drexel University, 2015
B.A. Chemistry and Mathematics, Purchase College (SUNY)


George Keighton

BS 2015 Chemistry Drexel University


Taylor Amato
BS Student at Lafayette College, Civil Engineering with a concentration in Environmental Engineering