Heidi and Joseph travelled to Orlando, Florida last week to attend the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) annual North America meeting (and, incidentally, experience the US election firsthand). Heidi gave a presentation on her PFAA ice core work, while Joseph presented a poster on his PBDEs in size-resolved atmospheric particles.
Last week was a busy one for the group! Joseph and Kathryn travelled to Mount St Vincent University for this year’s Science Atlantic ChemCon meeting. A couple days later, most of the rest of the group (including Kat!) joined them in Halifax for the 99th Canadian Society of Chemistry meeting. After a week of excellent […]
John’s paper developing a continuous gas-phase source of perfluoroalkyl acids has been published in Analyst. This work will allow rigorous testing of atmospheric sampling methods for these compounds, which have been demonstrated to be subject to sampling artifacts. We were invited to submit to a special issue featuring emerging investigators.
The group is pleased to welcome Kathryn Dawe, who will be working with us as a MUCEP student this semester. Welcome!
Teles travelled to Acadia University this past weekend to present his Honour’s work at the Science Atlantic CIC chemistry conference. Not only did he win the best analytical presentation award, but his team also won at trivia. Congratulations!
Welcome to our summer students, Rachel and Teles. Rachel is joining us after finishing her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph. Teles is re-joining the group for the summer. Both Rachel and Teles will be working on developing new analytical methods to detect trace organic compounds in atmospheric particulate matter. It’s great to have […]
Congratulations to our fearless leader, Prof. Cora Young, for receiving a sizable portion of the $3.7 million awarded to MUN faculty as part of the Research and Development Corporation (RDC) Newfoundland & Labrador. Cora received funding to do some size-resolved aerosol sampling with our fantastic nanoMOUDI. From Meagan Whelan, “The research is being conducted in […]
One of the largest forest fires in Canadian recorded history has been burning in Labrador and Northern Quebec (photo). On the weekend of July 6, St. John’s was inundated with the plume from the fires. NASA satellites show photos of the event, with smoke over eastern Newfoundland on July 6. Smoke from the fire was […]
Last week, we finally got everything together to fire up our brand new Micro Orifice Uniform Deposit Impactor (NanoMOUDI II Model 122) from MSP Corp. We were a little apprehensive to turn it on at this point, because it is powered by a 200lb vacuum pump that we believed would take down the building if […]