Cora in Washington DC at AAAS symposium

Cora was in Washington DC this week to present at the American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Chemistry in Indoor Environments Symposium. She discussed several projects from the group, including work by current and former students Daniel, Heidi, Kat, and Devon. More information about the symposium can be found here.

Panelists for Panel 4: Indoor Chemistry Problems and Solutions (credit: Glenn Morrison)

Panelists for Panel 4: Indoor Chemistry Problems and Solutions (credit: Glenn Morrison)

Cora discusses measurements made indoors in Syracuse NY (credit: Marina Vance)

Cora discusses measurements made indoors in Syracuse NY (credit: Marina Vance)

Lisa goes to FIREX-AQ

Lisa started her 3-month participation in the FIREX-AQ campaign last week. She will be making measurements from the Twin Otter aircraft (“Chem Otter”) to better understand brown carbon produced from wildfires. She will be working closely with collaborators from NOAA and the University of Colorado. Lisa will be spending ~6 weeks in Boulder, CO preparing the measurement system before travelling to Boise, ID to undertake the research flights. Her trip is being funded through a Mitacs Globalink Award. Good luck Lisa!

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HaliFAQS campaign begins!

The Halifax Fog and Air Quality Study (HaliFAQS) began recently at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, NS. This project is a collaboration with the research groups of Aldona Wiacek (SMU) and Rachel Chang (Dalhousie) aimed at better understanding the role of ocean-atmosphere exchange on air quality and fog formation. Alex and Teles are heading our group’s contribution with several gas and aerosol phase measurements.Looking forward to seeing the results!

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Welcome (back) Lisa and congratulations!

The group is pleased to welcome Lisa Azzarello as an MSc student! Lisa joined the group as an undergraduate student and is back with us for an MSc, where she will be examining the chemical composition of aerosols and the impact on climate. Lisa was also recently awarded a Mitacs Globalink Research Award that will take her to Colorado and Idaho this summer/fall to participate in the FIREX-AQ field campaign with collaborators at the University of Colorado and NOAA. Congratulations and welcome back!

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Welcome Alex!

Welcome to our new postdoc, Alex Moravek! Alex did a PhD at Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and more recently has been working at the University of Toronto. Alex brings expertise in measurement of reactive gases and biosphere-atmosphere exchange. We are excited to have him join the team.

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