Welcome to the Aerosol Photochemistry Group.
We are located on the beautiful campus of the University
of California, Irvine in the Department
of Chemistry. We investigate chemical composition, photochemistry, and physical properties of organic aerosols using aerosol chamber techniques, cavity ring-down
spectroscopy, chemical ionization mass spectrometry, ultrahigh-resolution mass spectrometry, chromatography, tandem differential mobility techniques, and other state-of-the-art techniques. Please refer to our research section for more details.
Aeronews: Dr. Scott Epstein has accepted a job at SCAQMD. Congratulations, Scott! Kurtis Malecha, a recent graduate of the Minnesota State University, Mankato, joined the group. Welcome Kurtis! Hanna Lignell defends her PhD thesis at the University of Helsinki, with Prof. Anne Monod acting as her opponent. Congratulations Hanna! The Chemistry Department hires Sergey Pronin as a new faculty member. To avoid confusion, Andy Borovik renames the pre-exiting Sergey into "Sergey the Elder". The department's quota for Sergeys has now been met.
Graduate & Postdoctoral Research: If you are interested in conducting graduate research in our group please contact Prof. Nizkorodov. The group currently has six PhD students: Paige Aiona, Sandra Blair, Mallory Hinks, Hanna Lignell, Amanda MacMillan, Dian Romonosky, and two postdoctoral researchers, Dr. Julie Lee and Dr. Scott Epstein. Please refer to the publication section for examples of recent papers by the group members. The group's graduate students have been recognized by multiple awards and fellowships from the department and from the outside sources. Former group members have been successful in securing employment in policy, education, industrial research and academic research sectors.
Undergraduate Research: Undergraduate students are welcome to do their undergraduate research
projects in Aerosol
Photochemistry Group on a space available basis. However, the space is limited. If you are interested in such an opportunity
please review the requirements and then contact Prof. Nizkorodov in advance.
The usual mechanism is enrollment in either
Chem 180, H180, or 199.