Zohir Chowdhury

Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health

Dr. Zohir Chowdhury joined SDSU in the Fall of 2007 as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Environmental Health (EH) Division in the Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Chowdhury completed a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2004. Prior to joining SDSU, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher and a Lecturer in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley.

Dr. Chowdhury’s research interests are in Air Pollution focusing on particulate matter (PM)-both in urban and in rural regions as well as in indoor and in outdoor environments. Particulate matter air pollution has been of concern not only in the US but all over the world since it causes respiratory and cardiac problems, visibility reduction, and a documented effect on global warming. Dr. Chowdhury’s research seeks to characterize this particulate matter (PM) air pollution, develop instruments and methods to measure it, and understand its health effects. He is a member of the American Association of Aerosol Research, Air & Waste Management Association, and International Society of Exposure Analysis.

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Postdoctoral Training, Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley (2004-2007)

PhD, Atmospheric Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology (2004)

MS, Environmental Engineering Sciences, California Institute of Technology (1999)

BS, Environmental Engineering, Montana Tech of the University of Montana (1997)

My research seeks to measure air pollution from particulate matter and understand its sources, chemistry, and health effects, both in the US and across the world, particularly in India, China, and Guatemala. My main areas of interests are:

  • Measurement of Air Pollution
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Developing Country Air Pollution
  • Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution
  • Source Apportionment
  • Human Exposure Assessment
  • Particle Monitor Development

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