Susan Solomon earns Killian Award, MIT’s highest faculty honor

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 15:11 in Earth & Climate

Atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon, whose pioneering scientific and environmental policy work has helped to shape international agreements for healing the ozone layer and mitigating climate change, has been named the recipient of the 2020-2021 James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award. The Killian Award is the highest honor the MIT faculty can give to one of its members, to recognize “outstanding contributions to their fields, to MIT, and to society.” “I am truly very, very touched,” Solomon says. “I feel humbled, knowing how wonderful the MIT faculty is. I am overwhelmed, and I’ll do my best to live up to it.” Solomon is the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Chemistry. She joined the MIT faculty in 2012, following an influential 30-year career at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Aeronomy Laboratory, in...

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