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Daniel Cziczo

Professor and Head of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science, Purdue University

Daniel Cziczo is professor and head of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University.

He is a leading expert on the relationship between different types of atmospheric particles and the clouds they form –and the subsequent impact on climate. He has received numerous awards, and was named a 2023 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) International Excellence Fellow. His research utilizes laboratory and field studies to determine how atmospheric particles interact with water vapor droplets and ice crystals which are important players in the Earth’s climate system. His extensive field work includes working with NASA’s Dynamic and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere (DCOTSS), and atmospheric research with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).