Dr. Jeffrey L Collett Jr
Professor Jeff Collett received an S.B. in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 1984 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering Science from Caltech in 1985 and 1989. Following completion of the Ph.D., he spent two years as a postdoctoral research associate in the Laboratory for Atmospheric Physics at ETH-Zurich and three years as an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, holding joint appointments in the Institute for Environmental Studies and the Environmental Engineering Program in the Department of Civil Engineering. He came to Colorado State University in Fall 1994 where he joined a growing Atmospheric Chemistry Program. Dr. Collett was twice named to the Incomplete List of Teachers Rated as Excellent by their Students at the University of Illinois, was named an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator in 1992, and was named CSU Atmospheric Science Professor of the Year in 2008. His research concerns cloud and precipitation chemistry, the role of clouds as processors of tropospheric particles and trace gases, sources and sinks of atmospheric reactive nitrogen, and the impacts of atmospheric aerosol particles on regional visibility. His interests focus on process-oriented field research, instrument development and environmental chemistry.