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Maria Obiminda L. Cambaliza

Ateneo de Manila University

Maria Obiminda (Obie) Cambaliza is an Associate Professor, and current Chair of the Department of Physics of the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. She is also a research scientist in the Air Quality Dynamics Laboratory of the Manila Observatory. She received her BS Applied Physics and MS Materials Science and Engineering degrees from the University of the Philippines. She later obtained her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering (focus on Atmospheric Science) from Washington State University, WA, USA and then pursued postdoctoral work at the Shepson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory at Purdue University, IN, USA. Her postdoctoral research studies focused on the quantification of greenhouse gas emissions from urban environments and other anthropogenic sources such as hydraulic fracturing sites, solid waste facilities, and power generating stations. Upon returning to the Philippines, her research is now focused on atmospheric composition and urban air quality as well as on the investigation of long-range transport of particulate and trace gas pollution. At the international level, Obie was part of the Philippine team that participated in the NASA Cloud-Aerosol monsoon Processes Philippines Experiment (CAMP2Ex) airborne mission in 2019. She is also an IGAC-MANGO committee member since January 2016 and has been actively participating in IGAC-MANGO activities and related tasks in support of the development of atmospheric chemistry in the region. Obie was a
recipient of the Rev Francis J. Heyden SJ Professorial Chair in Physics for 2020 and 2021.