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UCI Aerosol Photochemistry Group   
University of California at Irvine   Department of Chemistry    
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Welcome

 Photo of Aerosol Photochemistry Group taken in February 2015

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.

Announcements

Aeronews: Paige Aiona defends her Ph.D. Dissertation “Optical Properties and Chemical Composition of Brown Carbon Aerosols” on May 18, 2018. Her committee members are Profs. Sergey Nizkorodov, Barbara Finlayson-Pitts and Craig Murray. Paige will be working as a Air Quality Chemistry at AQMD. Congratulations Dr. Aiona!

Lauren Fleming and Julia Montoya-Aguilera were selected as two of the three finalists in the 2018 Peter B. Wagner Memorial Award for Women in Atmospheric Sciences, an annual award based on a paper competition. The papers that brought them recognition were:

Fleming et al. (2018) Molecular composition of particulate matter emissions from dung and brushwood burning household cookstoves in Haryana, India (https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-2461-2018)

Montoya-Aguilera et al. (2017) Secondary organic aerosol from atmospheric photooxidation of indole (https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11605-2017)

Graduate & Postdoctoral Research: If you are interested in conducting graduate research in our group please contact Prof. Nizkorodov. 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. Go Aerosolates!

Undergraduate Research: Undergraduate students are welcome to do their undergraduate research projects in Aerosol Photochemistry Group on a space available basis. 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; summer internships may be possible as well.

 

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