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Neil Donahue - Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA, US

Neil Donahue Neil Donahue

Professor | Carnegie Mellon University






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Neil Donahue directs the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research. He seeks to understand how Earth’s atmosphere works, and how humans affect the atmosphere. Donahue’s research examines the behavior of organic compounds in Earth’s atmosphere, studying what happens to compounds from both natural sources and human activity when they are emitted into the atmosphere. Recently, his research has focused on the origin and transformations of very small organic particles, which play a critical role in climate change and human health.

Areas of Expertise (2)



Education (2)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Ph.D., Meteorology

Brown University: B.A., Physics

Media Appearances (3)

Fact Check: Clean Air, Dirty Ballot Claims Not So Clear

NBC New York  

President Donald Trump is muddying up claims about clean air and dirty election ballots in the U.S., falsely taking credit for lower gasoline prices and misrepresenting Democratic rival Joe Biden’s stance on the suburbs.

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Scientists, activists equate air pollution to the opioid epidemic in plea to city council

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  

Health officials, scientists and activists addressed Pittsburgh City Council on the gravity of poor air quality and ways the governing body could help solve pollution through local legislation.

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Pittsburgh's air quality among worst in nation, study says

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  

Pittsburgh’s air quality is among the worst in the nation and not improving, according to a new study from the American Lung Association.

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