Dr. James Sherman receives $473,000 NSF grant

BOONE, N.C. — Dr. James Sherman, professor in the Appalachian State University Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation totaling over $473,000. The grant support's Sherman's project "Collaborative Research: RUI - Applying Measurements, Models, and Machine Learning to Improve Parameterization of Aerosol Water Uptake and Cloud Condensation Nuclei" beginning June 1, 2023.

Sherman will collaborate with a team from Georgia Tech to study the growth of particles with increasing humidity and the range of particle sizes that serve as the base for cloud droplets. The funding will support graduate and undergraduate student research assistants, as well as equipment and travel.

Sherman, who earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Colorado State University, joined the App State Department of Physics and Astronomy as a professor in 2008. Since 2009, Sherman has served as Senior Research Scientist of the Atmospheric Aerosols program at the Appalachian Atmospheric Interdisciplinary Research (AppalAIR) facility, where he manages NOAA and NASA atmospheric monitoring sites. His research involves studying the effects of atmospheric aerosols (haze, smoke and dust) on regional climate change in the southeastern United States.

Congratulations to Dr. Sherman! To learn more about the project, visit the award page here.


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By Lauren Andersen
May 15, 2023

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University
Published: May 15, 2023 8:08am