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Katye Altieri

Katye joined ERC in 2014, and leads the Energy, environment and climate change group.

Qualifications

B.S. Chemistry – The College of New Jersey

Ph.D. Oceanography – Rutgers University

Master in Public Policy – The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University


Previous work experience

Katye joined ERC in 2014 as a Senior Research Officer in the Energy, environment and climate change group. Before this, Katye was an Associate Research Scholar in the Geosciences Department at Princeton University. She also spent one year as a Visiting Research Fellow at Brown University within the Environmental Change Initiative. Previously, she was a U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate and Global Change Fellow. Throughout this time she conducted field work in Bermuda researching the potential for North American air pollution to impact remote ecosystems and the ocean CO2 sink. As a research scientist working at the interface of air quality and climate change, she became interested in the potential for coupling her scientific knowledge with economic and policy solutions to address these issues, especially in the developing world. This led Katye to spend a year at the Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in the M.P.P. for Ph.D. Scientists program studying energy and development economics. Katye also has experience working for PSE&G, a US Fortune 200 diversified energy company, and Innovations for Successful Societies, an implementation and reform focused policy think tank.


Current research interests

air pollution; global change; energy policy; economic development


Current focus areas include:

Potential air pollutant emissions from the development, production and processing of unconventional natural gas sources in South Africa

Air quality co-benefits of South African climate change policies

The human health costs of energy poverty and the benefits of improved access to clean energy

Development-first decarbonization pathways


Selected recent publications:

  • Altieri, K.E., Hastings, M.G., Peters, A.J., Oleynik, S., Sigman D.M. Isotopic evidence for a marine ammonium source in rainwater at Bermuda. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 2014, vol. 28, 1066-1080, DOI: 10.1002/2014GB004809
  • Altieri, K.E., Hastings, M.G., Gobel, A.R., Peters, A.J., Sigman, D.M. Isotopic composition of rainwater nitrate at Bermuda: The influence of air mass source and chemistry in the marine boundary layer. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 2013, vol. 118, 1-13
  • Altieri, K.E., Hastings, M.G., Peters, A.J., Sigman, D.M. Molecular characterization of water soluble organic nitrogen in marine rainwater by ultra-high resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2012, vol.12, 3557-3571
  • Altieri, K.E., Turpin, B.J., Seitzinger, S.P. Composition of dissolved organic nitrogen in continental precipitation investigated by ultra-high resolution FT-ICR mass spectrometry. Environmental Science & Technology, 2009, vol. 43 (18), 6950-6955
  • Altieri, K.E., Turpin, B.J., Seitzinger, S.P. Oligomers, organosulfates, and nitrooxy organosulfates in rainwater identified by ultra-high resolution electrospray ionization FT-ICR mass spectrometry. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2009, vol. 9, 2533-2542
  • Duce, R.A., LaRoche, J., Altieri, K., Arrigo,K., Baker, A., Capone, D., Cornell, S., Dentener, F., Galloway, J., Ganeshram, R., Geider, R., Jickells, T., Kuypers, M., Langlois, R., Liss, P., Liu, S.M., Middelburg, J., Moore, C.M., Nickovic, S., Oschlies, A., Pedersen, T., Prospero, J., Seitzinger, S., Sorensen, L.L., Uematsu, M., Ulloa, O., Voss, M., Ward, B., Zamora, L. Impacts of atmospheric anthropogenic nitrogen on the open ocean. Science, May 16, 2008, vol. 320, no. 5878, 893-897
  • ·Altieri, K.E., Seitzinger, S.P., Carlton, A.G., Turpin, B.J., Klein, G.C., Marshall, A.G. Oligomers formed through in-cloud methylglyoxal reactions: Chemical composition, properties, and mechanisms investigated by ultra-high resolution FT-ICR mass spectrometry. Atmospheric Environment, 2008, vol. 42 (7), 1476-1490
  • ·Altieri, K.E., Carlton, A.G., Turpin, B.J., Seitzinger, S.P. Evidence for oligomer formation in clouds: Reactions of isoprene oxidation products. Environmental Science and Technology, 2006, vol. 40, 4956-4960