Rajan Chakrabarty, assistant professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, received the 2017 Richard M. Goody Award from Elsevier/Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer.
The Richard M. Goody Award is given to early-career scientists who work in the fields of atmospheric radiation and remote sensing. It is named for Richard M. Goody, whose pioneering research has had a long-lasting impact on atmospheric radiation, remote sensing and climate change. Chakrabarty received the award at the 16th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference March 24 in College Park, Md.
Chakrabarty’s contributions to this field include application of novel optical instrumentation and numerically-exact computational techniques to quantify the radiative properties of atmospheric carbonaceous aerosols and their consequences for climate change and remote sensing. His expertise led to him being invited to write a review paper with collaborators titled “Aerosol light absorption and its measurement: A review,” in the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, which is one of the 10 most cited papers published by the journal in the past seven years.