The University of Utah’s Department of Chemical Engineering welcomes assistant professor Kerry Kelly to its faculty, a nationally-recognized researcher in the field of air quality and carbon management.

Kelly first earned her bachelor’s in chemical engineering from Purdue University and a master’s in environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her doctorate in environmental engineering at the University of Utah earlier this year.

She already is well known in the department, first serving as a research assistant professor. Focusing on air quality research, Kelly is associate director of the U’s Department of Program for Air Quality, Health, and Society. She also serves on the Utah State Air Quality Board, the Air & Waste Management Association, and the Utah DEQ Carbon Capture Advisory Committee.

She is particularly interested in aerosol formation, characterization and mitigation strategies.