Eleanor C. Browne
Assistant Professor • Institute Fellow, CIRES • Director of Graduate Studies
Chemistry • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

Office: Cristol 356
Office Phone: 303-735-7685
Lab: Cristol 326; Lab Phone: 303-492-9301
Student Office: Cristol 327; Student Office Phone: 303-492-9322


Ph.D.: University of California, Berkeley, 2012
Postdoctoral Fellow: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012-2015

Areas of Expertise

Aerosols & Clouds, Atmospheric Field Studies, Environmental Chemistry, Instrument Development, Trace Gases & Radicals, Physical Chemistry

Awards and Honors

  • NOAA Climate and Global Change Fellow with Jesse Kroll (2012-2014)
  • NASA Earth Systems Science Fellowship (2010-2012)       

The group uses a combination of lab experiments, field measurements, and chemical transport modeling to study chemical processes important for air quality and climate.  Current research focuses on the gas- and condensed-phase chemistry of reduced nitrogen compounds and how this chemistry impacts the formation, growth, and physical properties of aerosols.  Results from lab and field measurements are incorporated into models that are used to investigate how this chemistry varies on regional and global scales and how it impacts processes relevant to air quality, climate, and the biosphere.

  • E.C. Browne, J. P. Franklin, M. R. Canagaratna, P. Massoli, T. W. Kirchstetter, D. R. Worsnop, K. R. Wilson, and J. H. Kroll, Changes to the chemical composition of soot from heterogeneous oxidation reactions, submitted to J. Phys. Chem. A, 2014.
  • E. C. Browne, P. J. Wooldridge, K.-E. Min, and R. C. Cohen, On the role of monoterpene chemistry in the remote continental boundary layer, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 1225-1238, 2014.
  • E. C. Browne, K.-E. Min, P. J. Wooldridge, E. Apel, D. R. Blake, W. H. Brune, C. A. Cantrell, M. J. Cubison, G. S. Diskin, J. L. Jimenez, A. J. Weinheimer, P. O. Wennberg, A. Wisthaler, and R. C. Cohen, Observations of total RONO2 over the boreal forest:  NOx sinks and HNO3 sources, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 4543-4562, 2013.
  • E. C. Browne and R. C. Cohen, Impacts of organic nitrate chemistry on the NOx lifetime in remote continental regions, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 11933-11942, 2012.
  • E. C. Browne, A. E. Perring, P. J. Wooldridge, E. Apel, S. R. Hall, L. G. Huey, J. Mao, K. M. Spencer, J. M. St. Clair, A. J. Weinheimer, A. Wisthaler, and R. C. Cohen, Global and regional effects of the photochemistry of CH3O2NO2: Evidence from ARCTAS,
  • Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 4209-4219, 2011.