Sylvia Sullivan

Joint Assistant Professor, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences
Assistant Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering (home department)

Expertise 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 UArizona high-performance computing cluster to quantify impacts on surface rainfall rates and the atmospheric energy balance.



  • PHD in Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • BS in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Science, California Institute of Technology