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Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

vizuete@unc.edu

Using high performance computers and three dimensional models to simulate the atmosphere, Dr. Vizuete works to improve understanding of the formation of atmospheric air pollution. His computer models improve comprehension of the extremely complex chemical and physical processes that occur in the atmosphere. A better understanding of the atmosphere, in turn, gives researchers the knowledge to improve the tools and methods that policy-makers use to make effective control strategies to clean the air above the dirtiest cities.

What excites Dr. Vizuete most about his research is that it makes a real impact on society. Millions of people in the world breathe dangerously polluted air. Through his work, he is able to provide scientific advice to those who make the decisions that can improve quality of life on an international scale.