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: The dissertation defense of Mallory Hinks "Effect of Environmental Conditions on Composition and Photochemistry of Secondary Organic Aerosols" on May 10, 2017 draws a huge crowd, with people sitting on the floor of the overfilled AirUCI semianar room. Her committee is Profs. Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, Craig Murray and Sergey Nizkorodov (chair). Congratulations Mallory!
Graduate & Postdoctoral Research: If you are interested in conducting graduate research in our group please contact Prof. Nizkorodov. The group currently has five PhD students: Paige Aiona, Lauren Fleming, Mallory Hinks, Kurtis Malecha, and Julia Montoya. 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.