Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Jack Kodros

Jack Kodros CSU Department of Mechanical Engineering Research Scientist


Dr. Jack Kodros

Research Scientist

Center for Energy Development and Health

Dr. Jack (John) Kodros is a research scientist working at the Center for Energy Development and Health at Colorado State University. His research broadly focuses on climate and health impacts of smoke in the atmosphere, ranging from smoke originating from wildfires to smoke from residential combustion as a source of energy in homes for cooking, heating, or lighting. His research tools include simulations with chemistry and climate models, machine learning techniques, satellite retrievals, laboratory experiments, and ambient observations.

Dr. Kodros earned a B.A. in atmospheric science and astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley, followed by a M.S. and a Ph.D. in atmospheric science from Colorado State University. He went on to a postdoctoral position in Greece at the Center for Air Quality and Climate Change. Along the way, he has contributed to numerous studies focused on aerosol-climate modeling, health impact assessments, environmental smog chamber experiments, and field campaigns to enhance our understanding of the atmospheric processes that impact the air we live in and breathe.


  • Ph.D. 2018, Colorado State University – Atmospheric Science
  • M.S. 2015, Colorado State University – Atmospheric Science
  • B.A. 2012, University of California, Berkeley – Atmospheric Science & Astrophysics