Dr. Elizabeth A. Pillar-Little

Dr. Elizabeth A. Pillar-Little

School of Meteorology


Elizabeth Pillar-Little is the Assistant Director for the Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling at the University of Oklahoma, where she is responsible for coordinating the field deployments of RPAS teams from both an operational and scientific perspective. She also ensures the continuity of day-to-day center business and enjoys spearheading outreach and science communication activities on behalf of the center. She is also appointed as a research scientist in the School of Meteorology and leads the atmospheric chemistry research nucleus of CASS. Dr. Pillar-Little’s research interests are broadly centered around atmospheric and environmental chemistry, but she is very passionate about atmospheric composition, aerosol optical properties and composition, and the interplay between aerosols and convection initiation.

  • atmospheric chemistry
  • aerosols
  • remotely piloted aircraft systems
  • air quality
  • wildfire
  • PhD in Chemistry, 2017

    University of Kentucky

  • BS in Biochemistry and Forensic Science, 2009

    Mercyhurst University