PI Dan Jaffe

About Dan Jaffe

Dan Jaffe is a Professor of Environmental Chemistry at the University of Washington. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Washington. He is an expert on atmospheric chemistry, ozone photochemistry, urban and regional smog, and long-range transport of pollutants and is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications on ozone, aerosols, mercury, and other air pollutants. Co-authors on these papers include his graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and numerous UW Bothell undergraduates.

Dr. Jaffe is widely recognized as an expert on global transport of pollutants, especially transport from Asia to the U.S. and has several papers on the influence of background sources on regional and urban air quality. He recently participated on the panel for the National Academy of Science’s study on the Significance of Intercontinental Transport of Air Pollutants and was chosen as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Environmental Sciences.

Dr. Jaffe’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, NOAA, NASA, EPA, and industry partners. Recently, he has had several projects funded via “crowd-funding.” Dr. Jaffe’s current projects include studying ozone and particulate matter from global and regional air pollution sources at the Mt. Bachelor Observatory in central Oregon, studying the impacts of wildfires on air quality in the Western U.S., and studying the impacts from diesel-powered trains and coal trains.