United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Dr. Eric Saltzman appointed Section Head for Arctic Sciences in the Division of Polar Programs

National Science Foundation
Geosciences Directorate
Polar Programs Division
Arlington, VA 22230
PLR Memorandum 14-01
September 10, 2014

SUBJECT: Appointment of Dr. Eric Saltzman as Section Head for Arctic Sciences in the Division of Polar Programs

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Eric Saltzman to the position of Section Head, Arctic Sciences (ARC) in the Division of Polar Programs, Geosciences Directorate. He will begin his service at NSF on September 15, 2014.

Dr. Saltzman will be joining NSF from University of California, Irvine where he holds join appointments as Professor in Departments of Earth System Science and Chemistry.

Dr. Saltzman is a widely recognized leader in the field of atmospheric science. He has published over 130 articles on various aspects of atmospheric chemistry, including marine aerosols, air/sea gas exchange, photochemical cycling, and developing atmospheric histories of climate-active trace gases. Saltzman is active in international scientific coordination, serving as Chair of the international Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Project (SOLAS), and is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He has also served as the Chair of the NSF Office of Polar Programs Advisory Committee.

Dr. Saltzman earned his B.S. in Geology from the University of Rochester and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Oceanography from University of Miami. He was a Professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami and served as Chair of the Division of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry. He previously served at NSF under an IPA appointment as a Program Manager for Atmospheric Chemistry. He has also served as Chair of the Department of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine.

We enthusiastically welcome Dr. Saltzman back to NSF and look forward to working with him to advance the frontiers of knowledge in the Arctic. We are confident that Dr. Saltzman will provide outstanding leadership for the diverse areas of research covered in the Arctic as well as contribute to the Polar Team, other areas at NSF and in the interagency and international realms. He replaces Mr. Simon Stephenson who is currently on detail at OSTP.

Kelly K. Falkner
Division Director