Armin Sorooshian received his BS from the University of Arizona (Chemical and Environmental Engineering, 2003) and PhD from the California Institute of Technology (Chemical Engineering, 2008). His research focus is on the effect of aerosol particles on environmental and climate change, public health, and renewable energy applications. Of specific focus are the interactions between aerosols, clouds, and precipitation. A suite of synergistic methods are used for this research, including laboratory experiments, ground and airborne field measurements, modeling, and remote sensing observations. His most recent work has explored the effects of ocean ecology on maritime clouds and has also shown which regions of the planet may be most susceptible to suppression of rainfall as a result of aerosol pollution.