Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University


John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University

29 Oxford Street Room 186

Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: 617-384-7460


emarais [at] seas [dot] harvard [dot] edu


I am a postdoc in Daniel Jacob's Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group.



I study degradation of air quality in Africa associated with rapid population and economic growth and the associated deleterious effects of air pollution on crops, non-crop vegetation, and human health. I have also developed an aqueous-phase chemistry mechanism for improved representation of yields and composition of isoprene secondary organic aerosol in the Southeast US.



My work uses multiple data platforms (satellite, aircraft, ground, and model) to understand exposure pathways in Africa, and quantify isoprene secondary organic aerosol yields and composition in the Southeast US.


Personal Interests/Hobbies:
Road running, building 2000+ jigsaw puzzles, piano, film appreciation.


Related Links:
Harvard University Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group

GEOS-Chem chemical transport model