Michael Howard Bergin
Michael Howard Bergin

Michael Bergin

Sternberg Family Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Overview

My general research focus is on the influence of air pollution on both climate and human health. My specific interest is particulate matter (PM), and I have done a wide range of studies on the emission, formation, deposition and impacts of PM. I am particularly interested in how PM impacts climate by modifying the radiation balance of the atmosphere and I have done studies in both pristine regions of the world (Greenland and the Himalaya), as well as hazy regions (the Southeastern US, China, and India). More recently I have been studying the influence of PM on human health with emphasis on determining the relative contributions of sources (such as biomass burning and vehicular emissions) to acute health impacts. I am also involved in developing and deploying the next generation of air quality sensors to inform citizens on the quality of the air they are breathing so that they can make informed decisions to improve their air. My vision involves combining a multidisciplinary, multicultural approach to research and education that brings together researchers from around the world to collectively work together to make the air cleaner.

Positions

Sternberg Family Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering in the Pratt School of Engineering

2021 Pratt School of Engineering

Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Pratt School of Engineering

2016 Pratt School of Engineering

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke Kunshan University in the DKU Faculty

2022 DKU Faculty

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2018 School of Medicine

Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute in the University Institutes and Centers

2016 University Institutes and Centers

Education

B.S. 1987

1987 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

M.S. 1991

1991 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Ph.D. 1995

1995 Carnegie Mellon University

Publications, Grants & Awards

Offices & Contact

127B Hudson Hall
Durham, NC
27708
127B Hudson Hall
Durham, NC
27708