Eloise Marais


Research interests

I use complex models and large datasets to solve issues of pressing societal needs. Freqently used research tools include the GEOS-Chem chemical transport model, and ground-based, aircraft, and satellite observations of atmospheric composition.

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University

    Non-methane volatile organic compounds in Africa: a view from space

    5 Sep 2008 - 12 Feb 2014
  • Master in Science, Rhodes Univ


    24 Jan 2006 - 29 Aug 2007
  • Bachelor of Science, University of KawZulu-Natal

    10 Feb 2001 - 1 Dec 2004

Professional Qualifications

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Harvard University), Postdoc

    3 Feb 2014 - 30 Nov 2016

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Air quality in Africa.
Biogenic secondary organic aerosols in a changing world.
Biomass burning interannual variability.


  • QD Chemistry - Atmospheric Chemistry, Air quality, Chemical transport model, satellite, GEOS-Chem, Biogenic secondary organic aerosols