Dr. Rajan Chakrabarty

Principal Investigator, AIR Lab Assistant Professor, Department of Energy, Environ. & Chem. Engr.


In 2014, Professor Chakrabarty joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. He operates the Aerosol Impacts and Research laboratory (AIR Lab) in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering. From 2011 to summer 2014, he served as an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Nevada-Reno/Desert Research Institute. He currently serves as the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) Chair of the Aerosol Physics working group.


Professor Chakrabarty’s research focuses on two distinct themes: (i) Investigating the role of atmospheric aerosols in earth’s energy balance using novel instrumentation and diagnostic techniques, and numerical models; and (ii) Understanding aerosol formation in combustion systems toward synthesis of high porosity and surface-area materials for energy applications.


PhD, University of Nevada–Reno, 2008
MS, University of Nevada–Reno, 2006
BS, University of Madras, 2003