Mikinori Kuwata "Organic Aerosol Material Formation from Isoprene and Haze in Tropical Asia"

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Speaker: Mikinori Kuwata
                  Assistant Professor, Division of Earth Science, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
                  Principle Investigator, Earth Observatory of Singapore
Time: 14:00-15:00 p.m., Nov. 20th (Thu)
Location: Room 301, Lao Di Xue Building 
Dr. Mikinori Kuwata received his Ph.D in earth and planetary science from the University of Tokyo. His Ph.D work focused on observational and experimental study of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) activity of atmospheric aerosol particles. After graduation, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University during 2009-2013. He investigated formation mechanisms and physicochemical properties of atmospheric organic aerosol particles by both experimental and theoretical approaches. He is a recipient of fellowships from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). He joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and Earth Observatory of Singapore in 2013.
His current research focuses on (1) haze originated from forest burning and (2) atmospheric chemistry in tropical region. He is interested in quantifying how interaction between human activities and tropical environment changes chemistry in the atmosphere, and how the perturbation affects the global climate.