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Ping Pui Ching (Joseph Ching)

Advanced Study & Development
Post Doctorate RA C
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric aerosol mixing state and aging processes
  • Aerosol impacts on cloud microphysics and climate
  • Lagrangian and Eulerian modeling of aerosol atmospheric processes

Education and Credentials

  • Ph. D., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • M. Phil., Physics, University of Hong Kong
  • B.S., Mathematics and Physics, University of Hong Kong

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Geophysical Union

Awards and Recognitions

  • Ogura Outstanding Research Paper Award, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2013
  • American Association of Aerosol Research (AAAR) Student Travel Award, 2009
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant, Graduate School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2009

PNNL Publications


  • Ching PP, N Riemer, and M West. 2016. "Black carbon mixing state impacts on cloud microphysical properties: effects of aerosol plume and environmental conditions." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 121(10):5990-6013.  doi:10.1002/2016JD024851
  • Ching PP, RA Zaveri, RC Easter, Jr, N Riemer, and JD Fast. 2016. "A three-dimensional sectional representation of aerosol mixing state for simulating optical properties and cloud condensation nuclei." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 121(10):5912-5929.  doi:10.1002/2015JD024323

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