Dr. William G. Vizuete joined the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2005. I received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and was a GEM fellow from 2001-2003. The focus of my research is atmospheric chemistry, the formation of air pollution, and the links to public health. ?I use high performance computers and three-dimensional simulations to model the atmosphere to try to improve our understanding about how air pollution forms. I have also developed a biosensor technology to quantify the toxicity of air using living human cells. Through my work, I am able to provide scientific advice to policy makers who make the decisions that can improve our quality of life. I also serve on the advisory board for the Scholars’ Latino Initiative a program dedicated to providing higher education opportunities for Latino youth in North Carolina.