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: 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.