Peter DeCarlo

Do you believe in climate change, or have we observed climate change? Those are two very different questions. And I think that we can say pretty unequivocally that we’ve observed climate change.

—Peter DeCarlo

Getting Excited about Science

Science doesn't belong to experts. Peter DeCarlo calls on the general public to get engaged with science. 

Peter DeCarlo is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Chemistry at Drexel University. He studies the size and chemical composition of the particulates that affect our air quality and climate. DeCarlo, an alumnus of the Jimenez Research Group, participates in global field studies to understand various facets of air pollution.

"Seeing" and Understanding Air Quality

Air quality is more than the number of particulates in the air. Can you see the difference when you look at your skyline?

Using a wide range of instruments, including Aerodyne aerosol mass spectrometers, DeCarlo and his group elucidate information about submicron particulate matter in the atmosphere.

Learn more about DeCarlo’s research: 

DeCarlo Research Group Webpage

Peter DeCarlo's Twitter Account

Bringing Science to the Public with Data Visualization

Peter DeCarlo explains why visuals are vital to communicating scientific findings. 


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