A.R. “Ravi” Ravishankara
A.R. Ravishankara is a professor in both the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and a University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University. His research focuses on the chemistry of the Earth’s atmosphere as it relates to stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change and regional air quality. He is the former director of the Chemical Sciences Division at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, where he worked for nearly 30 years.
Ravishankara received his B.S. in chemistry and physics in 1968 and his M.S. in physical chemistry in 1970; both from the University of Mysore in India. He earned his Ph.D physical chemistry from the University of Florida in 1975. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and the Royal Society of Chemistry.