Avallone is an atmospheric chemist who specializes in the design and
development of instrumentation for measuring atmospheric traces gases,
especially from airborne platforms. Her research group is routinely
involved in measurement campaigns related to upper tropospheric and
lower stratopsheric chemistry and cloud formation.
Avallone enjoys teaching courses in atmospheric chemistry,
instrumentation, the relationship between science and public policy and
atmospheric science topics for non-science majors. She is
passionate about inclusive education and is involved with several
initiatives to foster diversity among students and faculty.
Avallone is a professor in the Department of Atmospheric and
Oceanic Sciences and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.
She is currently on leave from the university, serving as Program
Director for Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities at the National