Our research goals in ATMOS Lab (Atmospheric Trace MOlecules Sensing Laboratory) are geared toward improving our understanding of regional and global tropospheric oxidation chemistry, and its relation to air quality and climate. Field measurements of trace molecules in the air, laboratory process studies, and simple computational modeling can help us to unravel important contemporary issues such as ozone, particle pollution and climate change.
Specifically, we are interested in nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbon oxidation processes that results in organic aerosol formation. Both of the species act as catalysts or proxy for oxidation strength of the air for ozone production and as indicators related with ecosystem vitality.
We are thus interested in developing field deployable detection methods for atmospheric trace molecule based on spectroscopic and mass-spectrometric techniques. If you are interested in being an atmospheric scientist and exploreing what is actually happening in the air using the instrument you built in collaboration with international research groups, come and join the ATMOS Lab!!