Congratulations Allen Goldstein on receiving the American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science & Technology. The award encourages creativity in research, technology, and methods of analysis for making informed environmental decisions. Goldstein is the first UC Berkeley faculty recipient in the Creative Advances Award’s history.
Goldstein studies atmospheric chemistry and biogeochemistry, focusing on the anthropogenic and natural emissions that contribute to the chemical composition of the troposphere. He develops instrumentation, models, controlled laboratory experiments, and field campaigns to investigate the organic chemistry of Earth's atmosphere. His research covers indoor, urban, rural, regional, intercontinental, and global scale studies of atmospheric aerosols and their gas phase precursors.
Goldstein serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Rausser College of Natural Resources, and he is a professor in both the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He will be honored at ACS's award ceremony in March 2021, in conjunction with the ACS 2021 Spring National Meeting in San Antonio. Goldstein joins two other Berkeley professors from the Department of Chemistry, Paul Alivisatos and John Hartwig, who were also awarded ACS honors. Read more on the ACS website.