Group Members

Daniel Cohan

Daniel Cohan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. His research specializes in the development of photochemical models and their application to air quality management, uncertainty analysis, satellite data, energy policy, and health impact studies. He received a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry from Georgia Tech, and served as a Fulbright Scholar to Australia at the Cooperative Research Centre for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology. Dr. Cohan is a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER young investigator award and was a member of the NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team. He also writes for publications including The Hill, The Conversation, and the Houston Chronicle.

Graduate Students

Lina Luo

Lina Luo is a Ph.D. student focusing on modeling emissions from soils and their impacts on ozone and particulate matter. Lina completed her M.S. degree in Environmental Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Undergraduate Students

Ricky Morse

Ricky Morse is an undergraduate research assistant who researched the air pollution impacts of emissions from chemical fires near Houston and is modeling how wind and solar power could replace coal in Texas.

Sarah Salvatore

Ricky Morse is an undergraduate research assistant who is researching how wind and solar power could replace coal in Texas.

Tona Akerele

Tona Akerele is an undergraduate research assistant who is studying the environmental footprint of hydrogen production.

Winnie Louh

Winnie Louh is an undergraduate research assistant who is studying changes in ground-level air quality in U.S. cities during the COVID pandemic.

Yunseo Choi

Yunseo Choi is an undergraduate research assistant who is studying changes in ground-level air quality in U.S. cities during the COVID pandemic.

Robin MacDonald

Robin MacDonald is an undergraduate research assistant who studied changes in satellite-observed NO2 during the COVID pandemic.

Dr. Daniel Cohan
Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rice University
6100 Main Street MS 519
Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-348-5129
Office: Keck Hall 116B
Email: cohan 'at' rice.edu