Carmichael to Present at UI Explorers Lecture Series

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Greg Carmichael, Karl Kammerer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and co-director of the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, will present a lecture at 7:00 p.m. May 19 as part of the UI Explorers Lecture Series.  The lecture, "What Goes Around Comes Around," will be held in the Biosphere Discovery Hub, Third Floor, Museum of Natural History.

Carmichael's research team of graduate students has conducted experiments in Chile, California, the Arctic, and Beijing, China, the last of which was done prior to the 2008 Olympic Games. He is among the first scientists to successfully track the intercontinental transport of air pollution, a finding with major environmental and geopolitical implications.

Carmichael's lecture will focus on the quality of the air we breathe and how it is affected by sources both local and distant — even continents away. Through his research, we are beginning to recognize that air quality is affected by emissions in Asia and Europe, and that emissions affect air quality on those continents.