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									                            Biography of Dr. Atul K. Jain
Atul K. Jain earned his Ph. D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the Indian Institute of
Technology in New Delhi, India. Upon completing his education, he held position of
Research Associate at the University of Muenster, Germany from 1988-1992. He was
then a Research Scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore,
CA from 1993-1994. He joined the University of Illinois in 1994 as a Research Scientist,
and has been an Assistant Professor since August 2002.

The unifying theme in his research is the issue of anthropogenic climatic change,
commonly referred to as “Global Warming”. He has worked extensively in
understanding the science aspects of global climate change. His current research is
aimed at development and use of the Integrated Science Assessment model (ISAM) to
investigate basic issues concerning the science of climate change. These include studies
of the impact of various greenhouse gases on the Earth’s climate, the build-up of
atmospheric carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning, the role of the oceans in transient
climate change, and the sensitivity of the climate to changes in greenhouse gases.

Various organizations have recognized Dr. Jain’s work—his honors include being
named to the “Who’s Who in America”. His expertise as research scholar has been sought
by German, US, Japan Governments as well as International Agencies. Dr. Jain has
served as a lead and contributing authors for major assessments of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

He publishes research results in open literature and serves as referee for professional
journals and publications. He is the author of over 80 scientific articles, most of which
relate to global climate change as affected by both human activities and natural
phenomena. He also directs a number of research projects that are primarily oriented
towards improving our understanding of the impacts that man-made and natural trace
gases may be having on the Earth’s climate.

Selected Publications
Caldeira, K. C., A.K. Jain, M.I. Hoffert, Climate sensitivity uncertainty and the need for
   non-CO2-emitting energy sources, Science (invited paper, submitted).
Hayhoe, K.A.S., A.K. Jain, H.M.Pitcher, C.N. MacCracken, M.J. Gibbs, D.J. Wuebbles, R.
   Harvey, and D. Kruger, 1999: Cost implications of multi-greenhouse gas reduction
   targets for the U.S., Science, 286, 905-906.
Jain, A.K., H.S. Kheshgi, and D.J. Wuebbles, 1997: Is there an imbalance in the global
   budget of bomb-produced radiocarbon? J. Geophys. Res., 102, 1,327-1,333.
Jain, A.K., B. P. Briegleb, K. Minschwaner, D. J. Wuebbles, 2000. Radiative forcings and
   global warming potentials of thirty-nine greenhouse gases, J. Geophys. Res., 105,
Jain, A.K., K.A.S. Hayhoe, 2002, Global air pollution problems, In: Handbook of
  Atmospheric Sciences, Vol.2: Problems, Tools and Applications, C. N. Hewitt and A. V.
  Jackson (eds.), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK (in press).
Hammitt, J. K., A.K. Jain, J.L. Adams, and D.J. Wuebbles, 1996: A welfare-based
  "Economic-Damage Index" for comparing greenhouse-gas emissions, Nature, 381,
Hoffert M.I., K. Caldeira, A.K. Jain, E.F. Haites, L.D.D. Harvey, S. D. Potter, M.E.
  Schlesinger, S. H. Schneider, R.G. Watts, T. M. L Wigley, and D. J. Wuebbles. 1998:
  Energy Implications of CO2 Stabilization, Nature, 395, 881-884.
Hoffert, M.I, K. Caldeira, G. Benford, D. R. Criswell, C. Green, H. Herzog, A. K. Jain, H.
  S. Kheshgi, K. S. Lackner, J. S. Lewis, H. D. Lightfoot, W. Manheimer, J.C. Mankins,
  G. Marland, M. E. Mauel, L. John Perkins, M.E. Schlesinger, T. Volk, T. M.L. Wigley,
  2002: Advanced Technology Paths to Global Climate Stability: Energy for a
  Greenhouse Planet, Science (in press).
Kheshgi, H.S., and A.K. Jain, 2001, Projecting future climate change: Implications of
  carbon cycle model intercomparision, Global Biogeochemical Cycles (in press).

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