Past Funded Researchers

Colette Heald

Colette Heald

  • Professor
  • Associate Department Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Colette L. Heald is a Professor in the Departments of Civil and Environment Engineering & Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT. She received her undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University in Canada in 2000, and her PhD in Earth and Planetary Science from Harvard University in 2005.She held the NOAA Climate and Global Change postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California Berkeley from 2006-2007. Colette heads the Global Atmospheric Composition and Chemistry Modeling Group at MIT. She is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Professor Heald is an international leader in biosphere-atmosphere interactions, aerosol sources and transformations, and the connections between atmospheric chemistry and climate. She is rooted at the intersection of modeling and observational analysis, with a strong emphasis on the integration of the two.

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