Prasad S. Kasibhatla

Prasad S. Kasibhatla

Professor of Environmental Chemistry

Senior Associate Dean

The overarching theme of my research is to develop a fundamental and quantitative understanding of the factors that determine the chemical composition of the atmosphere. I am particularly interested in delineating natural and anthropogenic impacts on the chemical composition of the atmosphere, and in exploring the potential for these impacts to affect natural ecosystems. My research involves the use of numerical models in conjunction with remote and insitu measurements of atmospheric composition.

In The News

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Austin, KG, Lee, ME, Clark, C, Forester, BR, Urban, DL, White, L, Kasibhatla, PS, and Poulsen, JR. "An assessment of high carbon stock and high conservation value approaches to sustainable oil palm cultivation in Gabon." Environmental Research Letters 12, no. 1 (January 5, 2017): 014005-014005.
Silva, SJ, Heald, CL, Geddes, JA, Austin, KG, Kasibhatla, PS, and Marlier, ME. "Impacts of current and projected oil palm plantation expansion on air quality over Southeast Asia." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16, no. 16 (2016): 10621-10635.
Hodzic, A, Kasibhatla, PS, Jo, DS, Cappa, CD, Jimenez, JL, Madronich, S, and Park, RJ. "Rethinking the global secondary organic aerosol (SOA) budget: stronger production, faster removal, shorter lifetime." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16, no. 12 (2016): 7917-7941.
Austin, KG, Kasibhatla, PS, Urban, DL, Stolle, F, and Vincent, J. "Reconciling oil palm expansion and climate change mitigation in Kalimantan, Indonesia." PloS one 10, no. 5 (January 2015): e0127963-.
Hodzic, A, Madronich, S, Kasibhatla, PS, Tyndall, G, Aumont, B, Jimenez, JL, Lee-Taylor, J, and Orlando, J. "Organic photolysis reactions in tropospheric aerosols: effect on secondary organic aerosol formation and lifetime." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15, no. 16 (2015): 9253-9269.

Courses

ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
ENVIRON 739: Atmospheric Chemistry: From Air Pollution to Climate Change (ENVIRON 739: Atmospheric Chemistry: From Air Pollution to Climate Change)
ENVIRON 898: Program Area Seminar (ENVIRON 898: Program Area Seminar)
ENVIRON 899: Master's Project (ENVIRON 899: Master's Project)
ENVIRON 997: Duke Environmental Leadership: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 997: Duke Environmental Leadership: Independent Studies and Projects)

Contact Information

Room 5114, Environment Hall, 9 Circuit Drive, Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
Box 90328
Durham, NC 27708-0328

Education

Ph.D., University of Kentucky at Lexington (1988)
M.S., University of Kentucky at Lexington (1984)
B.S., University of Bombay, St. Xavier College (1982)