Research

OVERVIEW

Air pollution kills – worldwide more than 6 million people per year. Our research focuses on better understanding the formation, transformation and properties of gas and particle-phase pollutants, helping to develop effective policy actions aimed at mitigating pollutant concentrations and their adverse effects.

We conduct laboratory chamber experiments simulating the atmosphere as well as ambient measurements. We utilize newly developed, state-of-the art instruments and techniques to probe the chemical and physical properties of gas and particle-phase pollutants. Experimental results can be used in chemical transport models which can help inform policy makers

 

INSTRUMENTATION

We use several instruments to identify and quantify species in the gas and particle-phase, including a high-resolution time of flight chemical ionization mass spectrometer (HR-ToF-CIMS) coupled to a Filter Inlet for Gases and Aerosols (FIGAERO) an aerosol chemical speciation monitor (ACSM).