The Computational Atmospheric Chemistry and Engineering Group is led by Dr. Kristina Wagstrom.  The goal of the group is to improve existing air pollution modeling approaches and develop novel modeling approaches that will enable policy makers at different levels to make more scientifically informed air quality management decisions. 

Upcoming projects in the group will focus on
1)      Developing new tools and algorithms for use in regional air pollution models (which basically model the atmosphere as a very large, very complex series of chemical reactor).  These tools will provide both scientists and policy makers with a plethora of additional information about the state of the atmosphere.
2)      Developing approaches that will fill the gap in our understanding of spatial gradients in pollutant concentrations between local spatial scales (i.e. within a few hundred meters of a road) and regional spatial scales (i.e. the entire Northeastern United States).  This is a first step towards greatly improving our ability to model human exposure to atmospheric pollutants.

There are also other related projects that may become available.  If you are potentially interested in joining the group or would just like more details, please feel free to email Dr. Wagstrom.