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  • Allison Aiken

  • Research Scientist III, EES-14
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  • (505) 665-6597


Research Statement

Harnessing state-of-the-art aerosol and trace gas signatures using high time-resolution measurements to reduce uncertainties of aerosols and cloud processes in Earth energy systems. Collaborative and interdisciplinary science to solve emerging National and Global Security challenges.


  • h-index of 34, ~10,000 citations, > 50 peer-reviewed publications
  • The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 - Thomson Reuters
  • 13 “Highly Cited/Top 1% of their field” papers, 3 of which are 1st-author



Over 15 years of experience in experimental aerosol and atmospheric chemistry, including:

  • Scientific and Operational Leader for online in situ aerosol measurements at LANL
  • Expanded aerosol operations and scientific advisory roles within U.S. DOE for LANL
  • Operations Manager for 4 U.S. DOE Aerosol Observing Systems (AOS)
  • Advisor to U.S. DOE atmospheric programs (Atmospheric System Research and Atmospheric Radiation Measurement) on aerosol measurement strategies and techniques
  • Research skills specializing in single particle in situ aerosol measurements and developing new analytical techniques and complex data analysis method
  • Developed a revolutionary elemental analysis method and applied it to ambient aerosol
  • Trained 20+ technicians, postdocs and students in data acquisition and analysis of high time resolution complex aerosol measurements both in the field and in the laboratory
  • Participated in ~25 collaborative and international field campaigns, studying ambient aerosols and numerous laboratory measurements
  • More details on ORCID