Dr. Christopher Blaszczak-Boxe uses numerical-modeling platforms to assess the evolution of planets on various timescales. On the experimental front, he participates in field and laboratory studies that are/will currently assess the abundance of potentially toxic substances in indoor/outdoor environments and their potential impacts on human health. Dr. Blaszczak-Boxe is also building STEM-education initiatives to help increase, retain, and inevitably steer students towards science and engineering careers and disciplines. Dr. Blaszczak-Boxe will ultimately continue publishing, such that his contribution to science spans solar and extrasolar system habitable planets.
He was born in Kingston, Jamaica and lived on the East Coast for a good fraction of his life. During that time, he attended Morehouse College and earned a B.S. in Chemistry and a Minor in Math. Thereafter, he went to Pasadena, CA, where he earned an M.S. in both Planetary and Environmental Science & Engineering, to later complete a Ph.D. in Environmental Science & Engineering and a Minor in Geology – all from Caltech. He was then a research scientist at NASA-JPL-Caltech and returned to NYC as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Chemistry at Medgar Evers College, Chemistry and Earth and Environmental Science Departments at the Graduate Center.
A. Saiz-Lopez, C. S. Boxe, and L. Carpenter, Atmos. Chem. Phys., accepted.
D. Bella, et al., Air Quality, Atmosphere, and Health, accepted.
Boxe, C. S., Francisco, J., Shia, R., Yung, Y., Nair, H., Liang, M. C., and Saiz-Lopez, A., Icarus, 242, 97-104, 2014.
P. D. Hamer, D. E. Shallcross, A. Yabushita, and C. S. Boxe, Environ. Chem., 2014.
T., Bartels-Rausch, et al., Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 1-47, 2014.