Aissatou Faye

Urban air pollution, land-use regression modeling, satellite nitrogen dioxide analysis, traffic pollution, interactions between urbanization and climate change.

Education and appointments

Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Resilience Institute, University of Virginia, 2020–present

Ph.D. West African Climate Systems, West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), Federal University of Technology Akure, 2016–2019

M.S. Meteorology, Oceanography and Management of Arid Areas, Ecole Supèrieure Polytechnique, Cheikh Anta Diop University, 2012–2013

M.Sc. Physics and Applications, Faculty of Science and Technology, Cheikh Anta Diop University, 2011–2012


WASCAL Doctoral Research Programme Scholarship, 2016–2019

International Panel on Climate Change Scholarship Programme, 2017–2019


Sylla, M. B., Faye, A., Giorgi, F., Diedhiou, A., and Kunstmann, H.: Projected heat stress under 1.5oC and 2oC global warming scenarios creates unprecedented discomfort for humans in West AfricaEarth’s Future, 6(7), 1029–1044, doi:10.1029/2018EF000873, 2018.

Sylla, M. B., Faye, A., Klutse, N. A. B., and Dimobe, K.: Projected increased risk of water deficit over major West African river basins under future climatesClimatic Change, 151(2), 247–258, doi:10.1007/s10584-018-2308-x, 2018.

Sylla, M. B., Pal, J. S., Faye, A., Dimobe, K., and Kunstmann, H.: Climate change to severely impact West African basin scale irrigation in 2oC and 1.5oC global warming scenariosSci. Rep., 8(1), 14395, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-32736-0, 2018.


Assessing Nitrogen Dioxide Intra-urban Spatial Variability in the West African City of Dakar, Senegal, American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, A111-0005, virtual, December 2020, poster.