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Monika Kopacz

Postdoctoral Research Associate

My research experience and interests include the science and societal impact of air pollution. In particular, I focus on black carbon (BC) pollution, which is a by-product of incomplete combustion, both natural and anthropogenic. BC contributes to climate warming and is linked to a range of health problems, including premature mortality. In my current research, working with professors Denise Mauzerall and Michael Oppenheimer, I plan to link BC concentrations to their source regions and find the optimal strategies (from climate and health perspective) to mitigate BC pollution. To do that, I am making use of novel numerical tools I helped develop during my Ph.D. work, namely global chemical transport model and its adjoint, an efficient tool for sensitivity calculation