Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Jordan Krechmer

Research Interests

Atmospheric chemistry. Mass spectrometry. Secondary organic aerosol formation.


Current Research

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. 

Atmospheric chemistry; smog; laboratory; UV; emissions; meteorology

One of the new CU environmental "smog" chambers used to simulate atmospheric chemistry reactions. I study the physical processes underlying these chambers and use them to explore new pathways of forming atmospheric particles.

Ion mobility field study atmospheric chemistry tofwerk aerodyne

The ion mobility time of flight mass spectrometer (IMS-TOF) deployed during the SOAS field campaign in Centerville, AL. It was only the second time an instrument of this type has been deployed during a field study. 

Honors and Awards

  • EPA STAR Graduate Fellowship 2014-2016
  • CIRES Fellowship 2013
  • Fulbright Fellowship (Germany) 2007-2008