Dr. Sadia Afrin joined PSE Healthy Energy as a scientist in 2023. Rooted in atmospheric science, her research uses advanced data analysis approaches and state-of-the-science modeling tools to solve environmental problems at the interface of atmospheric pollution, climate, public health, environmental justice and policy. Examples of her works include assessing the air quality and health impacts of wildland fire smoke; assessing the impact of pollution control and climate policies on global air pollution and health-based sustainability; developing meteorology-based prediction models.
Prior to joining PSE, Dr. Afrin was a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment in the department of Aeronautical and Astronautical, MIT, where she ran global scale chemical-transport model (GEOS-Chem) to assess the global implications of aviation on air quality, climate, and public well-being.
During her Ph.D. she used the state-of-science regional-scale chemical transport model (CMAQ) for air quality and health impact assessment, tradeoff analysis, and smoke management from wildland fire emissions. Dr. Afrin earned her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from NC State University, M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering form the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh. With a background in environmental engineering and a knack for data analysis and collaborative research, she is excited to join PSE Healthy Energy\’s team in creating a cleaner and healthier energy future.