PhD Environmental Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Current Position: Associate Research Scholar, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University
Fabien Paulot is an atmospheric chemist who is interested in the interplay between the biosphere and the composition of the atmosphere.
Fabien received an MS from Ecole Polytechnique (France) and a PhD in environmental science and engineering from the California Institute of Technology under the supervision of Professor Paul Wennberg. His PhD focus was on the photooxidation of isoprene, a volatile organic compound (VOC) emitted in large quantities by many broad leaf trees.
Fabien worked with Daniel Jacob in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on photochemistry in the tropics, an environment that offers unique opportunities to investigate the mechanisms by which the photooxidation of biogenic VOCs participates in biosphere-atmosphere interactions. With the tropics experiencing rapid economic development, special emphasis was devoted to quantifying the changes in tropical photochemistry in response to anthropogenic activities and their consequences for the health of tropical ecosystems.
Daniel Jacob, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences