Huy Tran is an atmospheric scientist specializing in air quality research and modeling. His past research involved using various numerical models including meteorology (MM5, WRF), photochemistry (CMAQ, CAMx, WRF-Chem, GEOS-Chem) as well as regulatory dispersion models (AERMOD, CALPUFF). He is also familiar with implementing new data assimilation techniques into the models for improving their performance, and performing source apportionment analysis. Dr. Tran has strong expertise in developing and processing emission data, especially from oil and gas production, with using various emission models including SMOKE. As someone who loves programing and engineering, Dr. Tran had developed new measurement instruments and participated in several emission and ambient air measurement campaigns. He has a B.E. from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, an M.E. from the Asian Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Tran is joining us as a research associate and will be working on two new projects getting started this year to look at the impacts of biomass/wood pellet and oil and gas emissions and their impacts on air quality and health.