Paulo ArtaxoUniversity of São Paulo, Brazil
Dr. Paulo Artaxo is a professor of environmental physics at the University of São Paulo (Brazil), and chair of the Applied Physics Department. Member of the IPCC Working group 1, he has participated in several major international research efforts, such as IGBP, IGAC, CACGP, IPCC, WMO and others. He is president of the Scientific Steering Committee of the LBA (The Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia) Experiment. His scientific expertise is in radiative effects of aerosol particles, focusing on tropical aerosols, biogeochemical cycling in the Amazon basin, dry and wet deposition, physical and chemical properties of biogenic and biomass burning aerosols. He published more than 280 scientific papers and has more than 5400 citations. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and TWAS, the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received several awards, among them the title of Doctorate of Philosophy Honoris Causa of the University of Stockholm, Sweden. Applied Physics Department, Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo.