Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate

Susanna Strada

Susanna Strada


Research let me become a globetrotter. Born in Italy, scientifically grown up in France (with a short experience in Brazil), I am presently a Postdoctoral Associate Fellow at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Department. My current research project aims to quantify impacts of pollution aerosols on vegetation biophysics and carbon cycle by utilizing the Yale-E2 Earth system model and its new interactive photosynthesis scheme.

I received my Ph.D in Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry from the University of Toulouse (France). Prior, I obtained my M.S. in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Bologna (Italy), and my B.A. in Physics from the University of Milan (Italy). I have also worked as a post-doc at the Laboratoire d'Aérologie in Toulouse, and I served as a visiting scientist for National Institute of Space Research in São José dos Campos (Brazil).

Up until now I have focused my research on atmospheric chemistry and dynamics at regional scales, dealing with the modeling of the complex and multi-scale atmosphere-wildfire interaction. I am now glad and curious to move to global scale and climate modeling, applying my expertise on biomass burning to the current project.

My deep interest in environmental themes is one of the main reasons for my involvement in scientific research, and I like to inject my passion for science to people around me. For this purpose, I am particularly attracted by all forms of education and scientific popularization, especially when they mix up with performing arts.

Aside from research, I keep myself busy with plenty of activities: knitting, cooking, reading, doing yoga, swimming, hiking, climbing, running, and all kind of sporty and outdoorsy activity!


Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry - University of Toulouse (France)

Laurea Magistrale (M.S. equivalent) in Atmospheric Physics - University of Bologna (Italy)

Laurea Triennale (B.A. equivalent) in Physics - University of Milan (Italy)

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