Michael Lawler

Research Scientist II

Aerosol Properties & Processes

NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory
325 Broadway, R/CSL2
Boulder, CO 80305 USA

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Dr. Mike Lawler is an atmospheric scientist with interests in atmospheric aerosol composition and formation processes. He uses unique mass spectrometry-based techniques to measure trace constituents of the atmosphere in order to understand the sources of atmospheric particles and their role in climate and health. He had made scientific contributions in the areas of reactive halogen chemistry, new particle formation, biological nanoparticles, and marine aerosol formation.

Mike joined CSL in March 2021 to make in situ aerosol composition measurements using the new bipolar PALMS single particle mass spectrometer. The near-term goal is to characterize aerosol composition in the upper troposphere-lower stratosphere region of the atmosphere in the NCAR-led ACCLIP field mission, as part of NOAA's Earth's Radiation Budget initiative.


PhD - 2011 University of California, Irvine
BA - 2005 University of California, Berkeley


Aerosol composition and formation
In situ mass spectrometry
Marine aerosol

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

last modified: June 10, 2021