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Manabu Shiraiwa

Postdoctoral Scholar, 2012 - Present

Schlinger 105c
email: shiraiwa [at] caltech
(626) 395-3194


Ph.D, summa cum laude, biogeochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, 2011

M.S., earth science, the University of Tokyo, 2008

B.S., chemistry, the University of Tokyo, 2006


Research Interests

My general interests are properties and effects of organic aerosols on atmospheric chemistry and human health. I conduct kinetic modeling of evolution and growth of secondary organic aerosol, especially focusing on the effects of phase state (liquid vs. semi-solid vs. solid) and chemical reactions in gas and condensed phase.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Paul-Crutzen-Preis (Young Scientist Award of the GDCh Division for Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology), German Chemical Society (2012)
  • Otto Hahn Medal for Young Scientists of the Max Planck Society (2012)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad (2012-2014)
  • Fellowship of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - Japan (2008-2011)
  • Research Encouragement Award, School of Science, the University of Tokyo (2008)


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