Sean Hartery

Assistant Professor

Sean Hartery

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Chemistry and Physics


I am an Atmospheric Scientist who is interested in teaching the next generation about our climate.

  • GE 3026


  • Ph.D., Physics, Other University of Canterbury, 2021

  • BS, Physics Dalhousie University, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PHYS 1111L

    Intro to Physics I Lab
  • PHSC 1011

    Physical Science

Teaching Interests

I am interested in building the tool-kit of science students who attend Augusta University. This involves working directly with students in a laboratory setting. Inside the lab I enjoy teaching students conceptual problem-solving skills, guiding their natural discoveries in the form of projects, and largely curating a space in which students feel empowered to take risks and apply their knowledge.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Southern Ocean cloud and aerosol data: a compilation of measurements from the 2018 Southern Ocean Ross Sea Marine Ecosystems and Environment voyage, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Microphysics of aerosol, fog and droplet residuals on the Canadian Atlantic coast, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Evaluation of Southern Ocean cloud in the HadGEM3 general circulation model and MERRA-2 reanalysis using ship-based observations, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Constraining the Surface Flux of Sea Spray Particles From the Southern Ocean, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The sensitivity of Southern Ocean aerosols and cloud microphysics to sea spray and sulfate aerosol production in the HadGEM3-GA7.1 chemistry-climate model, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Research interests include cloud microphysics, aerosol-cloud interactions, sea spray as a source of ice nuclei, the effect of surfactants on the hygroscopicity of sea spray particles, methane release from permafrost, and the filtration efficiency of respirators.