The Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies, located at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, consists of five interwoven research groups directed by faculty members associated with five academic departments (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy, Mechanical Engineering) and two colleges (the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the Mellon College of Science).
CAPS research goals is to is to substantially advance the state of knowledge concenring fine particulate matter, to provide policy-relevant research and to participate directly and actively in the evolution of environmental policy related to particulate matter.


CAPS Faculty

Peter Adams

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy

Climatic effects of atmospheric particulate matter (aerosols), global and regional models of atmospheric chemistry, air quality in developing countries.

Neil Donahue

Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Physical chemistry of atmospheric free radicals. High pressure discharge flow studies of kinetics and atmospheric oxidation mechanisms. Fundamental control of reactions potential energy surfaces and reaction dynamics.

Spyros Pandis

Professor, Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy

Atmospheric aerosol physics and chemistry. Regional air quality modeling. Pollution control strategies.

Allen Robinson

Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy

Energy and environmental problems, especially combustion systems and air pollution. Laboratory and field characeterization of emissions sources. Energy policy.



A list of all CAPS members can be found here