Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz bio

Dr. Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz is an Assistant Professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and at the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests lie in atmospheric chemistry and the effects of physicochemical processing of pollutants on human exposure and health. Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz has over a decade of experience in using state-of-the-science mass spectrometric instrumentation to conduct policy-relevant and fundamental chemical research, and she has participated in the development and refinement of mass spectrometric techniques. She has participated in planning, conducting and analyzing the results of several projects focused on laboratory chamber experiments and field campaigns in indoor and outdoor environments. The quality of Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz’s research has been recognized by research grants from private, federal and state organizations including the Welch Foundation and the U.S. National Science Foundation.


2006    B.S., with Honors, Department of Chemical Engineering (Environmental Track),
              California Institute of Technology    

2011    Ph.D., Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Engineering and Public
              Policy, Carnegie Mellon University