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 disentangle and quantify the connections between pollution aerosols, meteorology and vegetation biophysics. For this purpose, I use the Yale-E2 Earth System model, space borne observations and in-site measurements together with statistical tools.
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 the National Institute of Space Research in São José dos Campos (Brazil).
Prior to my experience here at Yale, I focused my research on atmospheric chemistry and dynamics at regional scales, dealing with the modeling of the complex and multi-scale atmosphere-wildfire interaction.
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 reason, 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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