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Gao, Yuan
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Gao, Yuan
Associate Professor

Phone: 973-353-1139

Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 1994

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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Newark; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Dust chemical and physical properties at present and through geological time, aeolian iron and global ocean bigeochemistry, air-coastal sea chemical exchange, urban air pollution characterization.
Teaching Areas
Meterology, Ocanography, Weather and Climate, Earth Sciences, Environmental Geochemistry, Air Pollution, Atmospheric Measurements, Chemistry of the Marine Atmosphere.
Memberships and Professional Service
Member of American Geophysical Union, American Association for the Advancement of Science; External Reviewer for Federal Programs, NSF Atmospheric Chemistry Program, NSF Chemical Oceanopgrahy Program, NSF Physical Meterology Program, NSF Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination Program, NSF CAREER Program, NASA Sensor Intercomparison and Merger for Biological and Interdisciplinary Oceanic Studies Program.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Co-Principal Investigator, US EPA, "Monitoring of Air Toxic Particulate Pollutants from Heavily Trafficked New Jersey Turnpike," 2006-2008; Principal Investigator, NASA, "Quantification of Atmospheric Iron Stability Solubility and Speciation," 2005-2008; Principal Investigator, NASA, "Natural Iron Fertilization in the Ocean and its Impacts on Ocean Nitrogen Fixation and Carob Cycles," 2004-2008.
Academic Interests and Plans
My career goal is to serve as a scholar with a combined role of a teacher and researcher working toward the achievement of excellence on both aspects by:

(1) Contributing to the understanding of the global climate change and biogeochemical cycles through integrated multidisciplinary research;

(2) Contributing to the creation of the first-class scientists of the coming generation capable of dealing with the land-atmosphere-ocean interactions.