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

Aparajeo Chattopadhyay

Research Interests

Atmospheric chemistry of biomass burning compounds. The studies include measurements of the rate coefficients for the reactions of the biomass burning compounds with OH radical, Cl atom and measurement of their photolysis quantum yields, UV absorption cross sections to estimate their lifetime in the atmosphere. Identification and concentration measurements of the reaction products are also being carried out to understand the details of the reaction mechanism.


Measurement of the Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and Global Warming Potential (GWP) of perfluorinated compounds to assess their suitability as replacements of the CFCs and Halon compounds.