Prof. Annmarie Carlton

Contact Information

UC Irvine Department of Chemistry

1102 Natural Sciences 2

Irvine, CA 92697-2025

Office: 380-B Rowland Hall


Beginning in September 2021, Annmarie is serving a year at the White House having been selected for a Revelle Fellowship.


  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine CA (2016-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 92010-20160
  • Research Physical Scientist, U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development, RTP, NC 92008-20100
  • Research Physical Scientist, NOAA, Air Resources Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, NC 92006-20080


  • Ph.D., Environmental Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Oct. (2006)
  • M.S., Bioresource Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ May (1999)
  • B.S., Bioenvironmental Engineering, Rutgers University-College of Engineering, Piscataway, NJ (May 1995)


  • Environmental Engineer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Region 2, New York and NJ (1996-2002)
  • Southern Oxidant and Aerosol Study (SOAS): a lead investigator (20+ PI effort) for large NSF/NOAA/EPA/EPRI supported field study in the southeast U.S.
Research Interests: 

Anthropogenic emissions and their chemical transformation during atmospheric transport drive critical issues surrounding air quality and climate change.  Professor Carlton conducts atmospheric modeling, as well as organizing and conducting field and laboratory studies to investigate these topics.  The ultimate goal of this research is to inform policymakers in order that society can develop effective strategies that protect human health, ecosystems, agricultural economies, and security.  Specific interests include:

  • formation of secondary organic aerosol through cloud processing and aerosol water chemistry
  • 3-dimensional photochemical modeling for air quality and climate with emphasis on atmospheric aqueous chemistry
  • formation of secondary organic aerosol through cloud processing
  • aerosol-cloud interactions
  • biogenic and anthropogenic influences on climate and air quality
  • atmospheric processing of pollution

Dr. Carlton was the scientific leader of the SOAS campaign, member of the ACCORD Science Committee at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and member of the National Research Committee tasked with identifying priorities and strategic steps forward for atmospheric chemistry research over the coming decades.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS VIII)
Emerging scientist award: Gordon Conference on Biogenics and the Atmosphere 2007
U.S.EPA National Honor Award (Gold Medal) for Air Quality Forecasting 2009
Distinguished Alumnus (early career) Rutgers University 2009
U.S.EPA-ORD National Honor Award for CMAQ Development 2009
U.S.EPA-National Exposure Research Laboratory, Special Achievement in Atmospheric Chemistry 2010
U.S.EPA National Honor Award (Bronze Medal) for CMAQ Model Development 2010
American Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG) – Distinguished Lecturer 2011; 2012
U.S.EPA –Science Advisory Board: Level II Science and Technology Achievement Award 2012
Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global Stewardship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2021