Saikawa, Eri

Eri Saikawa
Assistant Professor, Emory University
Former Research Scientist, Center for Global Change Science


Emory University


Research Interests:

Prof. Saikawa was formerly a research scientist at MIT working with Prof. Prinn on modeling the atmospheric transport and chemistry of trace gases. She remains a research affiliate and is engaged in several collaborative projects with the MIT Joint Program and MIT Center for Global Change Science.

Selected Publications:

Saikawa, E., Rigby, M., Prinn, R. G., Montzka, S. A., Miller, B. R., Kuijpers, L. J. M., Fraser, P. J. B., Vollmer, M. K., Saito, T., Yokouchi, Y., Harth, C. M., Mühle, J., Weiss, R. F., Salameh, P. K., Kim, J., Li, S., Park, S., Kim, K.-R., Young, D., O'Doherty, S., Simmonds, P. G., McCulloch, A., Krummel, P. B., Steele, L. P., Lunder, C., Hermansen, O., Maione, M., Arduini, J., Yao, B., Zhou, L. X., Wang, H. J., Elkins, J. W., and Hall, B. (2012) Global and regional emission estimates for HCFC-22. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 10033-10050, doi:10.5194/acp-12-10033-2012, 2012.

Saikawa, E., J. Kurokawa, M. Takigawa, J. Borken-Kleefeld, D. L. Mauzerall, L. W. Horowitz, T. Ohara, “The impact of China’s vehicle emissions on regional air quality in 2000 and 2020: a scenario analysis.” Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11 (2011): 9465-9484.

Saikawa, E., V. Naik, L. W. Horowitz, J. Liu, D. L. Mauzerall, 2009: Present and Potential Future Contributions of Sulfate, Black and Organic Carbon Aerosols from China to Global Air Quality, Premature Mortality and Radiative Forcing. Atmospheric Environment, 43(17): 2814-22.

Saikawa, E., 2010: Policy Diffusion of Emission Regulations for On-Road Vehicles: Causes and Benefits for Air Quality. Doctoral Dissertation, Princeton University.

Education + Credentials
BE, Chemistry and Biotechnology, University of Tokyo
MPA, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington
Ph.D., Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Recent Publications

Journal Article
Gao, X.,  A. Avramov, E. Saikawa and C.A. Schlosser    (2020). Journal of Hydrometeorology, 22(2) (doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-20-0043.1)
Joint Program Report
Gao, X., A. Avramov, E. Saikawa and C.A. Schlosser (2020). Joint Program Report Report 341, February, 31 p. [PDF]
Journal Article
Wells, K.C., D.B. Millet, N. Bousserez, D.K. Henze, T.J. Griffis, S. Chaliyakunnel, E.J. Dlugokencky, E. Saikawa, G. Xiang, R.G. Prinn, S. O’Doherty, D. Young, R.F. Weiss, G.S. Dutton, J.W. Elkins, P.B. Krummel, R. Langenfelds and L.P. Steele (2018). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18: 735–756
Joint Program Report
 • China Energy & Climate Project
Kishimoto, P.N., V.J. Karplus, M. Zhong, E. Saikawa, X. Zhang and X. Zhang (2016). Joint Program Report Series Report 299, July, 34 p. [PDF]
Journal Article
Tian, H., C. Lu, P. Ciais, A.M. Michalak, J.G. Canadell, E. Saikawa, D.N. Huntzinger, K.R. Gurney, S. Sitch, B. Zhang, J. Yang, P. Bousquet, L. Bruhwiler, G. Chen, E. Dlugokencky, P. Friedlingstein, J. Melillo, S. Pan, B. Poulter, R. Prinn, M. Saunois, C.R. Schwalm and S.C. Wofsy (2016). Nature, 531, 225–228

News + Media

News Release
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Sep 27, 2013