https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Brent-Williams.aspx64Brent Williams<img alt="Brent Williams" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Williams_Brent.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorBrent Williams - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Researches physical properties of Earth’s atmosphere<div>​​​​​​PhD, University of California–Berkeley, 2008</div><div>BS, Saint Cloud State University, 2002</div><p>  <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=A4D_M_EAAAAJ&hl=en"><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p>http://actlab.seas.wustl.edu<p>​Raymond R. Tucker Distinguished InCEES Career Development Associate Professor</p><h3>Research</h3><p>Brent Williams’ research interests focus on the exploration of the composition, chemistry and physical properties of Earth’s atmosphere to determine the role of biogenic and anthropogenic gases and particles in Earth’s climate system. Current projects include the study of particle formation from biomass combustion, secondary particle formation from photochemical aging, and novel instrumentation development.​</p><h3>Biography</h3><p>Professor Williams joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 2010. Previously, he served as a post-doctoral associate at the University of Minnesota Particle Technology Laboratory and as a post-doctoral scientist at Aerodyne Research, Inc. </p><p>As a PhD student at the University of California-Berkeley, he developed novel organic aerosol measurement instrumentation, and deployed and operated this instrumentation in multiple large-scale international and domestic field campaigns to determine the sources and transformation processes of atmospheric particles. </p><p>In 2011, Professor Williams was named the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Tucker">Raymond R. Tucker </a>Distinguished ICARES Career Development Assistant Professor for his work on atmospheric aerosol chemistry. He currently serves as the <a href="http://www.aaar.org/">American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR)</a> Chair of the Aerosol Chemistry working group and Vice-Chair of the Instrumentation working group.</p><p></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Williams_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-9279<br/><a href="mailto:brentw@wustl.edu">brentw@wustl.edu</a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 3026<br/></p><ul><li> <span style="background-color: #ffffff; line-height: 1.6;"><a href="/news/Pages/Study-casts-doubt-on-the-warming-implications-of-brown-carbon-aerosol-from-wildfires.aspx">Study casts doubt on the warming implications of brown carbon aerosol from wildfires​</a></span></li><li> <span style="background-color: #ffffff; line-height: 1.6;"> <a href="/news/Pages/Environmental-engineers-to-study-clean-air,-water,-energy-with-NSF-grants.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Environmental engineers to study clean air, water, energy with NSF grants​​</a></span><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/washu-expert-environmental-regulations.aspx">Election 2016: What about environmental regulations?</a> </li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Recreating-wildfires.aspx">Recreating wildfires</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Chemical-emitted-by-trees-can-impact-St--Louis%E2%80%99-ozone-levels.aspx">Chemical emitted by trees can impact St. Louis’ ozone levels</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Williams-to-study-airborne-gases,-particles-to-determine-sources-of-origin.aspx">Williams to study airborne gases, particles to determine sources of origin</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Listening-to-the-land%E2%80%8B.aspx">Listening to the land</a><br/></li></ul>