University of California, Riverside

Environmental Sciences

Roya Bahreini

Roya Bahreini

Roya Bahreini Photo

Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science

Academic Degrees:

  • Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2005
  • M.S., California Institute of Technology, 2003
  • B.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 1999

Selected Awards and Honors:

  • UCR Regents’ Faculty Development Award- 2016
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2015
  • Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers, 2014
  • The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds, 2014
  • CO-LABS Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research, 2012
  • University of Colorado- CIRES Outstanding Performance Award in Science and Engineering, 2011
  • University of Colorado- CIRES Visiting Scholar Fellowship, June 2005-2007
  • NASA Group Achievement Award for CRYSTAL-FACE Field Project, 2003


  • Airborne, ground-based, and laboratory measurements of aerosol composition and microphysical properties
  • Air quality
  • Aerosol direct- and indirect-effects on climate

Research Group:

Current Students
    Future Group Members

    If you are a highly motivated and creative individual interested in studying atmospheric aerosols, please email to inquire about available positions.

    Graduate Program Affiliations:

    Courses Taught:

    • ENSC 102- Introductory Atmospheric Science
    • ENSC/ENTX/CHEM 135- Chemistry of Clean and Polluted Atmosphere
    • ENSC/ENTX 200- Fate and Transport of Chemicals in the Environment
    • ENSC/CHEM/ENTX 245: Chemistry and Physics of Aerosols
    • ENSC/GEO 265- Special Topics in Earth and Environmental Sciences: Aerosol Physics and Dynamics

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    General Campus Information

    University of California, Riverside
    900 University Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92521
    Tel: (951) 827-1012

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    Environmental Sciences
    Geology 2460

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