Postdoctoral Researcher

Jack Hensley is a postdoctoral researcher with an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the Institute for European Ethnology. His research at IRI-THESys aims to understand the relationship between environmental policy and knowledge production on topics including geoengineering, volcanic climate effects, and nitrogen dioxide pollution in Berlin.

Jack has a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley, a MSc in Environmental Engineering from ETH-Zurich, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science & Engineering from Harvard University. In his doctoral work, he helped develop novel methods of studying levitated particles with mass spectrometry, focusing on the chemistry of organic compounds that become light absorbing in the atmosphere (“brown carbon”).

Research Interests

  • Science & technology studies
  • Climate change
  • Air pollution


Air pollution and place: How does nitrogen dioxide become a pollutant in Berlin?