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  dr. Daniel Cohan

Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rice University
United States of America


Daniel Cohan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. His research specializes in the development of photochemical models and their application to air quality management, uncertainty analysis, energy policy, and health impact studies. Before joining Rice, Dr. Cohan worked for the Air Protection Branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. He received a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry from Georgia Tech, and served as a Fulbright Scholar to Australia at the Cooperative Research Centre for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology. Dr. Cohan is a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER young investigator award and a member of the NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team.

Research Interest

Photochemical modeling; atmospheric sensitivity analysis; pollutant impacts on human health and vegetation; environmental policy and management


  • Pourhashem G, Rasool QZ, Zhang R, Medlock KB, Cohan DS,et al. (2017) Valuing the air quality effects of biochar reductions on soil NO emissions. Environ Sci Technol.

  • Krakauer NY, Cohan DS (2017) Interannual variability and seasonal predictability of wind and solar resources. Resources 6.

  • Zhang R, Cohan A, Pour-Biazar A, Cohan DS (2017) Source apportionment of biogenic contributions to ozone formation over the United States. Atmos Environ 164: 8-19. 

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