Paola Formenti

Senior Scientist, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

Paola Formenti investigates atmospheric aerosols and their role in shaping the Earth’s climate though their radiative effects. Her research is based on field observations and laboratory simulations.

Formenti is part of the Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques, based in Crétéil, France.

Since 2014, Formenti has worked in Namibia, collaborating with Gobabeb and the University of Namibia in Henties Bay, analyzing long-term and intensive field observations of atmospheric aerosol, their physico-chemical and optical properties, and their effect on atmospheric radiation. These are important determinants of climate.

She is the recipient of a PhD in Astronomy (University of Utrecht, the Netherlands) and holds degrees in physics (BSc and MSc). In between her MSc and her PhD, she spent one year at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, collaborating with Prof. Stuart Piketh.

Her CV may be downloaded here.

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