Environmental Science Division (EVS) a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
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V. Rao Kotamarthi
Senior Program Manager, Atmospheric Science and Climate Research/Team Lead
Modeling and Air Quality Assessment Team
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Iowa, 1991.
Current Role
Senior Program Manager, Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Research.
New approaches for using sparse point observations in climate model evaluation; process-scale models of aerosols and their climate impacts; urban-scale air quality and dispersion studies; model inversion and data assimilation for atmospheric trace gases; downscaling of climate models to regional scales.
Career Highlights
  • Argonne: Strategic lead for Argonne Climate and Biology initiative (2009-2011); cohort member of Strategic Leadership Program of the Chicago Booth School of Management (2009); Fellow, Computational Institute, University of Chicago; member of hiring-promotions committee.
  • Principal investigator: DOE Ganges Valley Aerosol Experiment; DOE Atmospheric Science Program; interagency project on Downscaling of Climate Models; DOE Climate Change Prediction Program effort to develop numerical methods for casting point data sets to gridded data sets for process model evaluation (2007-2011).
  • Team member: Mail-in and review panel member for multiple federal atmospheric science programs; participant in international photochemical model intercomparison studies (Assessment Report 2); science team member for the NASA Global Tropospheric Experiment (1996-1998).