ASRC Faculty

    Ferguson, Craig R.

    Research Associate
    Campus Address: 251 Fuller Road
    Albany, New York 12203
    Phone: 518-437-8752
    Email: crferguson@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Weather and water cycle predictability in a changing climate; observing, diagnosing and understanding land-atmosphere interactions; satellite remote sensing of atmospheric profiles, soil moisture, and evapotranspiration; constructing climate-quality reanalyses; economic consequences of climate variability and change.

    Freedman, Jeff

    Research Associate
    Campus Address: 251 Fuller Road
    Albany, New York 12203
    Phone: 518-437-8737
    Email: jfreedman@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Dr. Freedman´s main research focus is on renewable energy issues, including work on improving wind and solar power production forecasting, resource assessment, weather and climate influences, and the interaction of wind farms with the atmospheric boundary layer.

    Min, Quilong

    Research Associate Professor
    Campus Address: 251 Fuller Road, Albany
    New York 12203
    Phone: 518-437-8742
    Email: min@asrc.albany.edu

    Research Interests: Climate change alters the radiation, temperature, sea surface pressure, and precipitation distributions, and also forces terrestrial vegetation and ecological systems to adapt. Great attention has being paid to potential aerosol impacts on cloud microphysical and radiative properties, as the indirect effect of aerosols currently produces the greatest uncertainty in climate predictions among all known climate forcing mechanisms. Large climate feedback uncertainties limit the accuracy in predicting the response of Earth´s climate to the atmospheric CO2 increase.

    Perez, Richard

    Senior Research Associate
    Campus Address: 251 Fuller Road
    Albany, New York 12203
    Phone: 518-437-8751
    Email: rperez@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Solar energy resource assessment and evaluating the impact of solar energy systems on utility power grids

    Schwab, James

    Senior Research Associate
    Campus Address: 251 Fuller Road
    Albany, New York 12203
    Phone: 518-437-8754
    Email: jschwab@albany.edu

    Research Interests: The study of chemical and physical processes impacting the fate of anthropogenic and biogenic emissions and their effects on air quality, the climate system, and global cycles of atmospheric species.

    Walcek, Chris

    Senior Research Associate
    Campus Address: 251 Fuller Road, Albany
    New York 12203
    Phone: 518-437-8720
    Email: cwalcek@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Air Pollution meteorology: the interactions between meteorological processes and photochemical pollution. Radiative, dynamic, and chemical effects of clouds on atmospheric chemistry related to ozone, particulate haze and acid precipitation. The influence of shear in the planetary boundary layer on pollution dispersion. Regional-scale air quality modeling.

    Wang, Wei-Chyung

    Professor of Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: 251 Fuller Road
    Albany, New York 12203
    Phone: 518-437-8708
    Email: wcwang@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Global and regional climate models for understanding the physical and chemical processes concerning the greenhouse effect and changes of atmospheric ozone, and for assessing future regional climate changes. Evaluating the effect and impact of climatic changes on social and economic activities and policy implication. Aerosol-cloud microphysics-climate interaction and climate-chemistry interaction involving tropospheric ozone and sulfate aerosols analyzing both observations and model simulations.