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CAEE Welcomes New Faculty Member Pawel Misztal

Dr. Pawel Misztal is the department's new Building Energy and Environments engineering assistant professor.

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June 6, 2019

Dr. Pawel K. Misztal will join the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin as an assistant professor in September 2019.

Misztal received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh in 2010. He received his MSc in Analytical Chemistry and BSc in Chemistry and Physics from Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Poland.

He joins us from the NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Edinburgh, UK where he has served as the Atmospheric Chemist/Physicist since 2018. From 2015 to 2018, Misztal worked as an Associate Specialist for the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the College of Natural Resources in the University of California at Berkeley where he was also a Postdoctoral Research Scholar from 2010 to 2015.

His technical interests are broad and include quantification of fluxes of volatile organic compounds (VOC) by eddy covariance at ecosystem (tower) and regional (aircraft) scales; understanding the fate, transformations and removal processes of gas-phase aerosol precursors to understand and quantify the role of VOCs for secondary organic aerosol formation; thinking holistically to understand the feedbacks between anthropogenic pollution, biogenic VOCs (BVOCs), and atmospheric chemistry, and their links to climate, food security and health; and interdisciplinary research to quantify the links between atmospheric chemistry (indoors and outdoors), environmental microbiome, and human health.

Misztal says, "I am truly delighted to join the outstanding department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at UT Austin and am looking forward with excitement to interdisciplinary collaborations with the colleagues in and outside of the department to make a better world for the local and global community."