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Persad Aero-Climate Lab
@ UT Austin 


Group Lead

Geeta Persad

Principal Investigator

Princeton University

       PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 2016

       Certificate in Science, Technology, and Env. Policy, 2016

       MA in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 2013

Stanford University, B.S. in Geophysics, 2010

Current CV

Current Group Members

Cameron Cummins

M.S. Student

Degree expected Spring 2025

UT Austin, B.S. in Computational Engineering, 2023


Lochana Kalyanaraman

Undergraduate Research Assistant

UT Austin, B.S. in Computer Science

Degree expected Spring 2025


Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Nduka

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD in Geography and Resource Management (Atmospheric Science), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2021

MSc in Geography (Urban Climatology), Ahmadu Bello Univerisity Zaria, 2011

BSc in Geography, Meteorology & Environmental Management, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Akwa, 2005


Veronika Redensek

PhD Candidate

Degree expected Spring 2025

UMSL, B.S. in General Physics, 2020


V. Sebastian Utama

PhD Candidate

Degree expected Spring 2026

UW Madison, B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2021


Kayla White

PhD Candidate

Degree expected Spring 2026

U. of Hawaii, Manoa, B.S. in Global Environmental Science, 2021


Xueying Zhao

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD in Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Riverside 2023

M.S. in Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate, U. Reading, 2015

B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University, 2014

Past Group Members

Debanjana Das

Postdoctoral Research 2020-2021

Now: Assistant Research Scientist at Howard University's NOAA Center in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

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Emmie Le Roy

Undergraduate Researcher -- Summer 2019

Project: The West African Monsoon response to aerosols from past, present, and potential future emitting regions

Now: Air Quality Analyst, Atmospheric Composition Analysis Group at Washington University in St. Louis

Brown University, B.S. in Geology-Chemistry, 2019 



Zihan Chen

Undergraduate Researcher -- Summer 2018

Project: Investigating long-range transport of black carbon into the Arctic

Now: Research Assistant in the Lynch Group at Brown University

Brown University, B.S. in Geophysics, B.S. in Computer Science, 2020



Vanessa Maciel

Undergraduate Researcher -- Summer 2018

Project: The dependence of Indonesia’s precipitation response to anthropogenic aerosols on emission location

Now: Masters Student, Dept. of Meteorology and Climate Science, San Jose State University

UC Santa Cruz, B.S. in Earth Sciences, 2019


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