Rutgers University Newark Campus
The goals of the Gao research group are to understand the processes affecting the global atmospheric composition and its impact on climate change, biogeochemical cycles, and the quality of the human environment. Their research has spanned many regions, from the Asian coast to the US East Coast, and from the Arctic to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. They conduct field measurements, laboratory experiments, and numerical modeling to characterize the properties of atmospheric substances and better understand the land-atmosphere-ocean-ice interactions. Current research in the Gao lab focuses on the near and far, from how urban air quality impacts human health around the metropolitan area (New York City and Newark in New Jersey) to studying the atmospheric dust and iron deposition to the Arctic Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Antarctica.