Rudra Aryal

Assistant Professor of Physics

Rudra Aryal Bio Photo


B.S., Physics, Geology, Math, Trichandra College, Kathmandu, Nepal
M.S., Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kritipur, Kathmandu, Nepal
M.S., Physics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Ph.D., Physics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Phone: (603) 899-1025

Courses Taught
  • PH 101 L, General Physics I
  • PH 102 L, General Physics II
  • BI 215, Bio and Health Sciences Seminar
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Aerosol microphysical properties
  • Impacts of aerosols on human health and climate science
  • Variation of atmospheric aerosol optical properties based on size, concentration, and aerosol chemical components
  • Long range transportation of aerosol and meteorological parameters 

Publications and Presentations

M. Agustin, A. Geramifard, M. Gyawali, Lok N. Lamsal, R. Aryal, F. Noozahan, R.C Kafle; Long Term Nitrogen Dioxide Trends over Large cities in the Texas: Comparing Satellite and Ground Observations, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, NCUR, 2019, Atlanta, Georgia (Abstract)
Luke Parkhurst, Anthony Barinelli, Raymond Miller, Chelsea Bitter, Rudra Aryal; Diurnal variability of total suspended particulate, PM 2.5, by using Sensidyne Nephelometer; APS March Meeting Volume 63, 2018; Los Angeles, California,2018 (Abstract)
Anthony Barinelli, Raymond J. Miller, Luke Parkhurst, Chelsea Bitter, Rudra Aryal; Measurement of Particle Concentrations in Southern New Hampshire  International Aerosol Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 2018 (Abstract)
Michael, C., Aryal, R.P.,Thapa,M.,Kafle, R., Tripathi, S.,  Indication of aerosol chemical components based on aerosol optical properties at different AERONET sites; A31 C Atmospheric Aerosols and Effects on Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate II, Fall AGU meeting 2016 (manuscript in preparation for publication)
Aryal, R. P., Voss, K. J., Terman, P. A., Keene, W. C., Moody, J. L., Welton, E. J., and Holben, B. N.: Comparison of surface and column measurements of aerosol scattering properties over the western North Atlantic Ocean at Bermuda, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 7617-7629, , 2014.
Moody, J. L., Keene, W. C., Cooper, O. R., Voss, K. J., Aryal, R., Eckhardt, S., ... Galloway, J. N. (2014). Flow climatology for physicochemical properties of dichotomous aerosol over the western North Atlantic Ocean at Bermuda. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14(2), 691-717. DOI: 10.5194/acp-14-691-2014
Aryal R, Terman P, Voss KJ (2014) Comparison of two filter-based reflectance methods to measure the light absorption by atmospheric aerosols. J Atmos Ocean Technol 31(4):923–929

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • European Geosciences Union
  • The American Association for Aerosol Research
  • Nepal Physical Society (Life Member)


  • Faculty Development Committee, member
  • Faculty Advisor, Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Zeta National Mathematics and Sciences Society
  • Faculty Senate Member