Argonne National Laboratory

David Streets

Senior Energy and Environmental Policy Scientist

Degrees and Employment

  • Senior Fellow, Computation Institute, University of Chicago, 2011–present
  • Senior Energy and Environmental Policy Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory, 1996–present
  • Visiting Research Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006–2008
  • Group Leader, Argonne National Laboratory, 1986–1996
  • Environmental Scientist and Section Leader, Argonne National Laboratory, 1975–1986
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 1974–1975
  • Imperial Chemical Industries Postdoctoral Fellow, University of London, 1972–1974
  • National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester, NY, 1971–1972
  • University of London, Physics, Ph.D., 1971
  • University of London, Physics/Chemistry, B.Sc., 1968

Research Interests

David Streets specializes in studies of the impact of human activities on the atmospheric environment. His research activities have included acid deposition, energy policy, urban air quality, and global climate change. He was a leading participant in the U.S. National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) in the 1980s and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the 1990s. In recent years, his research has focused on energy and environmental problems in China and the rest of Asia. He participated in the NASA TRACE-P, NOAA/NSF ACE-Asia, NASA INTEX, NASA ARCTAS, and NASA SEAC4RS field campaigns. He is a member of the NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (AQAST). His research has included mercury releases, satellite retrievals, historical and future trends of radiatively active species, and the interpretation of source strengths and fluxes in various parts of the world, particularly developing countries. He has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous technical reports and conference papers.

Professional Activities

  • Lead author of UNEP black carbon and tropospheric ozone assessment report, 2011; lead author of UNECE hemispheric transport of air pollution reports, 2010, 2008; lead author of US CCSP aerosol assessment report, 2009; lead author of UNEP global mercury assessment report, 2008; lead author of UNDP world energy assessment report, 2000; lead author of IPCC second assessment report, 1995–1997
  • Acknowledged contributor to the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007
  • Member of NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (AQAST), 2011–present