Ken Beard

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  • Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences, University of California at Los Angeles, 1970

I received a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from UCLA in 1970 and then spent a year as a visiting scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. After several years as a post doc, researcher and teacher at UCLA, I moved to the University of Illinois with a joint appointment between the academic department (now DAS) and the Illinois State Water Survey where I helped to direct the Cloud & Aerosol Physics Lab.

Although I retired in 2003, I have emeritus status at UIUC and I am currently working on two new NSF field projects.