Sadia Afrin

Postdoctoral Research Associate


I am a Postdoctoral Associate in LAE. I am originally from Bangladesh, a beautiful south Asian country. I have completed my B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and my Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University.


My research interest focuses broadly on atmospheric pollution and its interaction with climate, air quality, public health, and policy. In my Ph.D., I investigated the regional-scale air quality and health impacts from wildland fire smoke in the southeastern U.S. by applying air quality modeling and data analysis approaches. Here at LAE, I am interested to assess the global scale and longer-range impact due to aviation on air quality, climate, and public health using cutting-edge computational models and machine-learning algorithms.


  • Air quality modeling
  • Wildland fire smoke
  • Big data analysis