Welcome to our Research Group!

Our research focuses on gas and particle-phase pollutants in the atmosphere – how they form and how they transform due to chemical and physical processes. Atmospheric particles are important for many reasons, including their adverse effects on human health, on regional visibility and their uncertain effect on climate. Our research tools include laboratory experiments using a state-of-the-art environmental chamber facility, ambient measurements, and mathematical modeling. A main goal of our research is to make better-informed recommendations for environmental policies aimed at improving air quality and human health.

We are located in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources at the University of Texas at Austin.

We always welcome interest from highly motivated undergraduate or graduate students to join our group. Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz.