Joint Associate Professor, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences. Associate Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Expertise | Sylvia is interested in multiscale interactions in the atmosphere, from ice crystal nucleation and fragmentation (crystallization and attrition) at the smallest scales to mesoscale storm propagation and evolution at larger scales. The group designs benchtop experiments to understand cloud processes and runs storm-resolving models on the UA high-performance computing cluster to quantify impacts on surface rainfall rates and the atmospheric energy balance.
Education | Ph.D. Georgia Institure of Technology, Chemical Engineering, Minor: Earth and Atmospheric Science; BS, California Institute of Technology; Major: Chemical Engineering, Minor: Environmental Science
Office | Mines And Metallurgy Building (#12), Room 141