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 chemical properties of atmospheric and indoor gases & particles<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>https://www.wustlactlab.com/<p>​Raymond R. Tucker Distinguished InCEES Career Development Associate Professor</p><h3>Expertise</h3><p>Chemical properties of atmospheric and indoor gases and particles</p><div><span style="color: #666666; font-family: "libre baskerville", "times new roman", serif; font-size: 1.25em;"><br/>Research</span><br/></div><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 and their impact on human health. Recent work also incorporates the chemistry of indoor environments.  Current projects include the study of particle formation from biomass combustion, secondary particle formation from photochemical aging, indoor/outdoor pollutant exchange, and novel instrumentation development.</p><h3>Biography</h3><p></p><div style="color: #000000; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; margin-top: 14pt; margin-bottom: 16px;"><font face="Open Sans,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" size="2" color="#222222"><span style="font-size: 16px;">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.</span></font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; margin-top: 14pt; margin-bottom: 16px;"><font face="Open Sans,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" size="2" color="#222222"><span style="font-size: 16px;">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.</span></font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; margin-top: 14pt; margin-bottom: 16px;"><font face="Open Sans,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" size="2" color="#222222"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Professor Williams currently serves as the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Tucker" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><font color="#9E0918"><span style="background-color: transparent;">Raymond R. Tucker </span></font></a>Distinguished<a href="https://incees.wustl.edu/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">InCEES</a> Career Development Associate Professor and is the Director of the<a href="https://incees.wustl.edu/signature-partners-2/wucci-washington-university-climate-change-program/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Washington University Climate Change Program</a>. He has previously served as the <a href="http://www.aaar.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><font color="#9E0918"><span style="background-color: transparent;">American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR)</span></font></a> chair of the Aerosol Chemistry working group and chair of the Instrumentation working group, and in 2018 served as the co-technical chair of the <a href="http://www.2018iac.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">International Aerosol Conference (IAC)</a>.</span></font></div><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><a href="/news/Pages/Beyond-Boundaries-gives-students-faculty-space-to-experiment.aspx">Beyond Boundaries gives students, faculty, space to experiment</a><br/></li><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>