Liji Mary David
Liji Mary David is from Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world, in India. She has a doctorate in Physics, 2013, and was an ISRO Fellow at The Space Physics Laboratory, Indian Space Research Organization, India. Her research focused on lower atmospheric trace gases and their chemistry over the Indian sub-continent and surrounding ocean using observational data. Thereafter, Liji joined the Ministry of Earth Sciences in India as a Project Scientist and worked on numerical weather prediction models. She was also selected for the INSPIRE Faculty Award by the Ministry of Science and Technology in India. In the process, she got an offer to do postdoctoral research in Atmospheric Science with Professor A R Ravishankara at Colorado State University and moved to Fort Collins in February 2015.
Liji’s current research involves the modeling of tropospheric ozone using the global three-dimensional chemical transport model over the Indian subcontinent, a region with rapid growth in industrial, urbanization, transportation and agricultural activities. The outcome of this work will be used to recommend implementing environmental policies over the Indian subcontinent and neighboring countries.
In her free time, Liji enjoys spending time with her three-and-a-half-year-old son Ethan.