Faculty Members Rodney Weber and Sally Ng Win 2016 Aerosol Research Awards
Professor Rodney J. Weber and Assistant Professor Nga Lee “Sally” Ng, both of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, are the recipients of the 2016 Benjamin Y.H. Liu Award and Kenneth T. Whitby Award, respectively, of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR). Both awards recognize impactful technical contributions to aerosol research. They affirm Georgia Tech’s position as a leading institution for aerosol research.
The Benjamin Y.H. Liu Award recognizes Weber’s outstanding contributions to aerosol instrumentation and experimental techniques. Weber is widely regarded as a major voice in this field.
Photo: Rodney Weber and Sally Ng at the annual AAAR meeting in Portland, Oregon.
Photo Credit: Hongyu Guo
Nga Lee (Sally) Ng
Ng’s research program focuses on the fundamental understanding of the formation mechanisms, chemical composition, and health effects of atmospheric aerosols. Secondary organic aerosols, produced from atmospheric reactions, make up a dominant fraction of fine particulate matter (PM) in the atmosphere and have substantial impacts on climate and human health. Ng’s group combines laboratory chamber studies and ambient field measurements to study aerosols using advanced mass spectrometry techniques. Dr. Ng serves as a co-editor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Dr. Ng also serves as the Atmospheric Aerosols Working Group Chair and Publications Committee member for the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR), and as a Director of Environmental Division for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Dr. Ng’s research contribution has been recognized by the Sheldon K. Friedlander Award from the American Association for Aerosol Research, the EPA Early Career Award, the Health Effects Institute Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award, and the NSF CAREER Award.
Dr. Rodney Weber obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1995 from University of Minnesota and joined Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor in 1998. His areas of research include tropospheric aerosol particles and development of particle measurement systems. In 2010 he won the EAS Outstanding Faculty Research Author Award and recently the College of Sciences Faculty Mentorship award. Rodney is also a member of both American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) and American Geophysical Union (AGU).