Goldstein was recognized as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his “distinguished contributions to the field of chemistry and emissions of natural and anthropogenic trace gases and aerosols in the atmosphere.”
Goldstein joined UC Berkeley as an assistant professor of biogeochemistry in the College of Natural Resources in 1996, and joined Berkeley Lab as a faculty chemist that same year. Currently, he is a professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, where he served as department chair from 2007-2010; a professor in UC Berkeley’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; and a chemist and faculty scientist/engineer in the Sustainable Energy and Environmental Systems Department within Berkeley Lab’s Energy Technologies Area.
His research encompasses atmospheric chemistry, air pollution, biosphere-atmosphere exchange of radiatively and chemically active trace gases, and the development and application of novel instrumentation to investigate the organic chemistry of Earth’s atmosphere. He engages in field measurement campaigns, controlled laboratory experiments, and modeling activities covering indoor, urban, rural, regional, intercontinental, and global scale studies of aerosols and their gas phase precursors.