Rajan Chakrabarty

Assistant Professor of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

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Biography

Rajan Chakrabarty’s research focuses on two distinct themes: (i) Investigating the role of atmospheric aerosols in earth’s energy balance using novel instrumentation and diagnostic techniques, and numerical models; and (ii) Understanding aerosol formation in combustion systems toward synthesis of high porosity and surface-area materials for energy applications.

Chakrabarty joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in  2014. He currently operates the Aerosol Physics and Technology laboratory (APT Lab) in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.  He currently serves as the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) Chair of the Aerosol Physics working group.

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Predicting chaos using aerosols and AI

Predicting chaos using aerosols and AI

Using aerosols as ground truth, researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a deep learning method that accurately simulates chaotic trajectories — from the spread of poisonous gas to the path of foraging animals.