Carnegie Mellon University

Neil  Donahue

Neil Donahue

Director, Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research
Thomas Lord University Professor of Chemistry, Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Engineering and Public Policy

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Ph.D. Meteorology, MIT, 1991


Donahue's research focuses on the oxidation pathways of reduced compounds throughout the atmosphere, measurement of atmospheric compounds, including free radicals and stable molecules, the fundamental quantum mechanics and dynamics controlling reactivity and causing variation in reactivity among related chemical systems, and the nucleation and growth of fine particles in the atmosphere.

Neil Donahue of Chemical Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy and Chemistry talks about his research into how the chemistry of organic components influences atmospheric aerosols in the atmosphere.

In this video, Neil Donahue explains what you need to know about climate change.

Neil Donahue speaks about his award-winning work for which he received the Carnegie Science Center Environmental Award in 2017.

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