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Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Dr. Serena Chung

Serena Chung

Associate Research Professor




(509) 335-7114


(509) 335-7632

Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (LAR)


  • Ph.D, Chemical Engineering, 2005 – California Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, 2000 – California Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1998 – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professional Experience

  • Associate Research Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, Washington State University, 2015 – Present
  • Assistant Research Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, Washington State University, 2007 – 2015
  • Research Associate Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Aeronomy Lab Boulder, Colorado, 2004 – 2006


  • Participant in the Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS VIII), 2005
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1998-2001

Research Interests

  • Secondary Organic Aerosol Modeling
  • Air Quality Modeling
  • Aerosol Radiative Forcing and Aerosol-Climate Interactions
  • Optical properties of soot particles


  • Chung, S. H., Basarab, B.M. and VanReken, T.M., Regional impacts of ultrafine particle emissions from the surface of the Great Lakes, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11(24), 12601-12615, doi:10.5194/acp-11-12601-2011, 2011.
  • Steiner, A.L., Pressley, S.N., Botros, A., Jones, E., Chung, S.H., and Edburg, S.L., Analysis of coherent structures and atmosphere-canopy coupling strength during the CABINEX field campaign, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11(23), 11921-11936, doi:10.5194/acp-11-11921-2011, 2011.
  • Adachi, K., S. Chung, S.H., and Buseck, P.R., Shapes of soot aerosol particles and implications for their effects on climate, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 115, doi:10.1029/2009JD012868, 2010.
  • Adachi, K., Chung, S.H., Friedrich, H., and Buseck, P.R., Quantitative determination of fractal parameters of individual soot particles using electron tomography: Implications for optical properties, Journal Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 112, doi:10.1029/2006JD00829, 2007.
  • McKeen, S.A., Chung, S.H.., Wilczak, J., Grell, G., Djalalova, I., Peckham, S., Gong, W., Bouchet, V., Moffet, R., Tang, Y., Carmichael, G.R., Mathur, R., and Yu, S., The Evaluation of several PM2.5 forecast models using data collected during the ICARTT/NEAQS 2004 field study, 112, D10S20, doi:10.1029/2006JD007608, 2007.
  • van Poppel, L.H., Friedrich, H., Spinsby, J., Chung, S.H., Seinfeld, J.H., and Buseck, P.R., Electron tomography of nanoparticles clusters: implications for atmospheric lifetimes and radiative forcing of soot, Geophysical Research Letters. 32, L24811, doi: 10.1029/2005GL024461, 2005.
  • Chung, S.H. and Seinfeld, J.H., Climate response of direct radiative forcing of anthropogenic black carbon, Journal Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 110, D11102, doi: 10.1029/2004JD005441, 2005.
  • Liao, H., Adams, P.J., Chung, S.H., Seinfeld, J.H., Mickley, L.J., and Jacob, D.J., Interactions between tropospheric chemistry and aerosols in a unified general circulation model, Journal Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 108(D1), 4001, doi: 10.1029/2001JD001260, 2003.
  • Chung, S.H. and Seinfeld, J.H., Global distribution and climate forcing of carbonaceous aerosols, Journal Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 107(D19), 4407, doi: 10.1029/2001JD001397, 2002.