Jessica Haskins, PhD

Jessica Haskins, PhD

Connecting observational & computational capabilities with model needs in atmospheric chemistry


Jessica Haskins stands in front of MIT

Jessica Haskins is an incoming Assistant Professor at the University of Utah in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences beginning in January 2023 and, currently, an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow studying Atmospheric Chemistry at MIT in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with Prof. Colette Heald. She received her B.Sc. in Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences from MIT in 2014, and graduated with her Ph’D in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington in 2020. She is broadly interested in utilizing data from a variety of sources to better understand variability in air quality and climate to help guide realistic representations of physical and chemical phenomenon in global climate models. 

Her specific research interests are centered around understanding and modeling the impact of heterogenous chemistry processes and the role of atypical oxidants in determining daily and seasonal variability in air quality & climate.  From better understanding the sources and recycling of Cl radicals in the troposphere, to understanding the diurnal variability in NO3 radical production and losses, her research strives to use existing data as novel constraints for the oxidative cascade of reactions responsible for creating secondary pollutants.