Armin Sorooshian

Joint Professor of Optical Sciences Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences Professor of Public Health

Armin Sorooshian

Joint Professor of Optical Sciences Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences Professor of Public Health

Employment: 

  • Professor: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 2019-present
  • Professor: The University of Arizona, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, 2018-present
  • Associate Professor: The University of Arizona, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, 2015-2018
  • Assistant Professor: The University of Arizona, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, 2009-2015
  • Postdoctoral Scholar: Colorado State University and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA),  2008-2009

Awards and Honors: 

  • da Vinci Fellowship (UA COE, Spring 2018)
  • Distinguished Scholar's Award (University of Arizona Provost's Office, Spring 2016)
  • Five Star Faculty Award Finalist (UA Honor's College, Spring 2015)
  • Invitee and Co-Chair: National Academy of Engineering’s 2012 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (National Academy of Engineering, Fall 2012)
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Award (ONR, Spring 2010)

Research Summary: 

Armin's research focuses on the effect of aerosol particles on the environment, clouds and rainfall, climate, and public health/welfare. A suite of synergistic methods are used for this research, including laboratory experiments, ground and airborne field measurements, modeling, and remote sensing observations. Since 2004, he has participated in 12 completed airborne field projects, with two as an instrument PI for NASA missions and five as a mission PI with the CIRPAS Twin Otter (sponsored by ONR). Currently, Armin is involved with a multi-year NASA project called CAMP2EX (Cloud and Aerosol Monsoonal Processes-Philippines Experiment; https://espo.nasa.gov/camp2ex/content/CAMP2Ex) and is serving as the PI of a NASA Earth Venture Suborbital-3 (EVS-3) mission called ACTIVATE (Aerosol Cloud meTeorology Interactions oVer the western ATlantic Experiment).

Degrees

  • Ph.D., California Insitute of Technology, 2008
  • M.S., California Institute of Technology, 2005
  • B.S., University of Arizona, 2003
Faculty Joint Faculty

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Wyant College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
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