Dr. Nga Lee (Sally) Ng

ES&T 2222
(404) 385-2148
ng [at] chbe [dot] gatech [dot] edu
Mailing Address: 

School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
311 Ferst Dr. NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0100

Dr. Ng is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. Dr. Ng also holds a joint appointment in the School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences. Prior to coming to Georgia Tech, she worked at Aerodyne Research Inc. in the Center for Aerosol and Cloud Chemistry. Dr. Ng's research focuses on the fundamental understanding of the underlying chemical mechanisms of aerosol formation and composition, as well as the health effects of aerosols.  Her group uses a synergistic approach in studying aerosols by performing both laboratory chamber experiments and ambient field measurements using advanced mass spectrometry techniques. Dr. Ng serves as a co-editor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Dr. Ng also serves as the Atmospheric Aerosols Working Group Chair and Publications Committee member for the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR), and as a Director of Environmental Division for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).



  • B.Eng. Chemical and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2002
  • Exchange Student, Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2000-2001
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2004
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2007



  • Kenneth T. Whitby Award, American Association for Aerosol Research, 2016
  • Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award, Georgia Tech, 2016
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2015
  • Top Five Most-Cited Papers in 2011-2013, Aerosol Science and Technology, 2014
  • Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award, Health Effects Institute, 2013
  • Early Career Award, Environmental Protection Agency, 2013
  • Faces of Inclusive Excellence, Georgia Tech, 2013
  • “New Hot Paper” recognition, Thomson Reuters, 2011 Link
  • Sheldon K. Friedlander Award, American Association for Aerosol Research, 2010
  • ACCESS Invitee: Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists, 2007
  • 3rd Place Winner, Ultrafine Particle Graduate Student Research Competition, South Coast Air Quality Management District, 2006
  • Academic Achievement Medal, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2002
  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship (full undergrad scholarship), Hong Kong Jockey Club, 1999-2002