William Simpson


Geophysical Institute and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


University of Alaska Fairbanks

wrsimpson [at] alaska.edu


Geophysical Institute and Chemistry Department
Fairbanks, AK 99775
United States

Brief Biography

William (Bill) Simpson is an Atmospheric Chemist working at University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is a Professor of Chemistry with research at the Geophysical Institute. His undergraduate degree is from Swarthmore College and received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He uses physical chemistry methods to study the Arctic atmosphere.


Sea Ice, Permafrost, Physical Science

Science Specialties

Atmospheric Chemistry, Remote Sensing, Trace Gases, Remote instrumentation

Current Research

Our research group studies arctic atmospheric chemistry with the goal of better understanding of how the unique conditions of the arctic region affects the transformation of pollutants. Our methods use spectroscopy to probe chemical composition of air, liquids, and solids.