Atmospheric chemistry. Mass spectrometry. Secondary organic aerosol formation.
I am an atmospheric chemistry graduate student in the Jimenez Group, developing new measurement techniques to study secondary organic aerosol formation pathways. Particularly, I focus on the use of chemical ionization mass spectrometry and ion mobility mass spectrometry.
Currently, I am conducting experiments in our smog chambers to examine gas-particle partitioning theory. Gases that are emitted into the atmosphere or formed from other gases as a result of photochemical reactions can condense onto preexisting aerosol particles, growing them and changing their chemical properties. Exactly how important this process is in the atmosphere is still controversial, however.
- EPA STAR Graduate Fellowship 2014-2016
- CIRES Fellowship 2013
- Fulbright Fellowship (Germany) 2007-2008