Daniel M. Westervelt

I am currently a Lamont Associate Research Professor at Columbia Climate School’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY. In addition, I am a Columbia University Climate and Life Fellow leading a project on air pollution and climate change in Africa. I am also an affiliated scientist with the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies in New York, NY, and an air pollution advisor to the US State Department. Prior to Lamont, I worked as a Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. I completed my PhD degree in May 2013 in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, under the supervision of Dr. Peter Adams. Outside of work, I enjoy sports, science, reading, and New York City living.

Fields of Interest

Atmospheric aerosol chemistry and climate change


  • PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, 05/2013
  • MS, Carnegie Mellon University, 05/2009
  • BS, Purdue University, 05/2008