- Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2007
- M.S., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2004
- B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 2001
- B.S., Chemistry, University of Washington, 2001
- NASA New Investigator, 2010
- Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, Columbia University, 2007
- William and Sonya Davidow Graduate Fellow, 2007
- Aerosols and air quality
- Climatology and atmospheric chemistry
- Adjoint sensitivity analysis
- Data assimilation and remote sensing
- Energy systems optimization
My research focuses on the role that atmospheric constituents such as ozone, nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (aerosols) play in local air quality, long range pollution transport, and climate change. Numerical models of chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere provide valuable estimates of the sources and fates of these species. In addition, spaceborn measurements and coordinated field campaigns provide an unprecedented wealth of observations related to the chemical state of the atmosphere. A large part of my research stems from chemical data assimilation, the process by which both models and observations are combined to produce estimates of the atmospheric state that are often more complete than those provided by either approach alone. This encompasses more specific interests in adjoint sensitivity analysis, models of secondary aerosol formation, source apportionment, and remote sensing.
- Kopacz, M., D. L. Mauzerall, J. Wang, E. M. Leibensperger, D. K. Henze, and K. Singh (2010), Origin and radiative forcing of black carbon transported to the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 10, 21615-21651.
- Kopacz, M., D. J. Jacob, J. A. Fisher, J. A. Logan, L. Zhang, I. A Megretskaia, R. M. Yantosca, K. Singh, D. K. Henze, J. P. Burrows, M. Buchwitz, I. Khlystova, W. W. McMillan, J. C. Gille, D. P. Edwards, A. Eldering, V. Thouret, and P. Nedelec (2010), Global estimates of CO sources with high resolution by adjoint inversion of multiple satellite datasets (MOPITT, AIRS, SCIAMACHY, TES), Atoms. Chem. Phys., 10, 855-876.
- Henze, D. K., J. H. Seinfeld and D. T. Shindell, (2009), Inverse modeling and mapping U.S. air quality influences of inorganic PM2.5 precursor emissions with the adjoint of GEOS-Chem, Atoms. Chem. Phys., 9, 5877-5903.
- Eller, P., K. Singh, A. Sandu, K. Bowman, D. K. Henze, and M. Lee (2009), Implementation and evaluation of an array of chemical solvers in a global chemical transport model, Geosci. Mod. Devel., 2, 185-207.
- Zhang, L., D. J. Jacob, M. Kopacz, D. K. Henze, K. Singh, and D. A. Jaffe (2009), Intercontinental source attribution of ozone pollution at western U.S. sites using an adjoint method, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L11810, doi:10.1029/2009GL037950.
- Kopacz, M., D. J. Jacob, D. K. Henze, C. L. Heald, D. G. Streets, and Q. Zhang (2009), A comparison of analytical and adjoint Bayesian inversion methods for constraining Asian sources of CO using satellite (MOPITT) measurements of CO columns, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D04305, doi:0.1029/2007JD009264.
- Henze, D. K., J. H. Seinfeld and D. T. Shindell, (2008), Inverse modeling and mapping U.S. air quality influences of inorganic PM2.5 precursor emissions with the adjoint of GEOS-Chem, Atoms. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 8, 15033-15099.
- Henze, D. K., A. Hakami and J. H. Seinfeld (2007), Development of the adjoint of GEOS-Chem, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 2413-2433
- Henze, D. K., and J. H. Seinfeld (2006), Global secondary organic aerosol formation from isoprene oxidation, Geophys. Res. Let., 33, L09812, doi:1029/2006GL025976.
- Sandu, A., W. Liao, G. R. Carmichael, D. K. Henze, and J. H. Seinfeld (2005), Inverse modeling of aerosol dynamics using adjoints: Theoretical and numerical considerations, Aerosol Sci. Tech., 39, 677-694, doi:10.1080/02786820500182289.