Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering


Atmospheric Science


Atmospheric Research

Areas of Expertise

Clouds, atmospheric chemistry

Sonia Kreidenweis

University Distinguished Professor Kreidenweis researches atmospheric chemistry in the troposphere involving aerosol-cloud-climate interactions and visibility.

Kreidenweis is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Association for Aerosol Research; she previously served as president of AAAR. Kreidenweis, associate dean for research in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at CSU, is also a fellow with the American Meteorological Society and the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA).

Kreidenweis was awarded the George T. Abell Outstanding Teaching and Service Faculty Award in 2008 and was named Professor of the Year by the Department of Atmospheric Science in 2005.

Kreidenweis earned her B.S. in chemical engineering at Manhattan College in 1983. She then studied chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology, completing her M.S. in 1985 and her Ph.D. in 1989.