2015-2016

ERIN EVOY email

Background: B.Sc. Chemistry, Western University

Status: M.Sc. Student, Department of Chemistry

Supervisor: Dr. Allan Bertram, Department of Chemistry

Research Interests: The viscosity of secondary organic material (SOM) particles in the atmosphere, as well as molecular diffusivity within these particles can affect rates of growth, reaction with oxidants and other atmospheric processes. Erin’s research will involve measuring viscosity and diffusion in SOM at atmospherically relevant temperatures and humidity. Improved understanding of these properties of SOM will help improve climate modelling and lead to a greater understanding of the influence of aerosols on climate.

ADRIAN MACLEAN email

Background: B. Sc. in Chemistry, University of Waterloo

Status: M. Sc student, Department of Chemistry

Supervisor: Dr. Allan Bertram, Department of Chemistry

Research Interests: The viscosity and diffusion influence the speed at which reactions take place in the atmosphere. Adrian is interested in the effect of low temperature on the viscosity and diffusion coefficients relating to aerosols.

MATTHEW SHUPLER 

Background: BS in Environmental Engineering Science, University of Florida; Master of Public Health (MPH) in Biostatistics, The George Washington University

Status: PhD student in the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH)

Supervisor: Dr. Michael Brauer, School of Population and Public Health (SPPH)

Research Interests: Modeling the exposure of household air pollution (PM2.5) from use of solid fuels for cooking in urban/rural settings for more accurate quantification of cardiovascular/respiratory disease risk

 

2014-2016

 

AARON BIRCH 

Background: B.A. in Political Science, University of Alberta. B.Sc. in Environmental Science, Royal Roads University

Status: M.Sc. - OEH candidate in the School for Population and Public Health

Supervisor: Dr. Michael Brauer, School for Population and Public Health

Research Interests: Investigating new ways of monitoring the effects of aerosol air pollution in both urban and rural settings.

 

 

 

ABHISHEK KAR

 Background: B.Sc. (Physics Honors), University of Calcutta, India; Post graduate diploma in Forestry Management, Indian Institute of Forest Management, India

Status: Ph.D.-'Resource Management and Environmental Studies' candidate in The Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES), Faculty of Science

Supervisor: Dr. Milind Kandlikar and Dr. Hisham Zerriffi, IRES

Research Interests: How can black carbon aerosols be traded as carbon credits like greenhouse gases - scientific and policy perspectives in the context of improved cookstoves for developing countries.

   

YIMEI LI 

Background: B.Sc. in Atmospheric Science, University of British Columbia

Status: M.Sc. Student, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Supervisor: Dr. Ian McKendry, Department of Geography

Research Interests: Examination of aerosol influences from short and long range transport based on micropulse lidar measurements and in situ monitoring.

 

GUN HO (LOREN) OH 

Background: M.Sc. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University; B.Sc. Combined Honours in Computer Science and Physics, University of British Columbia

Status: Ph.D. Candidate in Atmospheric Science, University of British Columbia

Supervisor: Dr. Phil Austin, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Research Interest: Loren uses state-of-the-art computational models and statistical analysis to study the dynamics governing the cloud-climate interaction. This “process-level” observation is crucial to better understanding of the underlying dynamics of the turbulent mixing processes and cloud-climate interactions. He will focus on using the high-resolution large-eddy simulation techniques and statistical methods to improve our understanding of how the convective processes affect the aerosol transport, and construct a better representation of aerosol effects in global climate and air quality models.

 

 

DAGNY ULLMANN email

Background: B.Sc. (Chemistry), University of Kiel (Germany)

Status: M.Sc. Student, Department of Chemistry

Supervisor: Dr. Allan Bertram, Department of Chemistry

Research Interests: Dagny is interested in contributing some work to better understand chemical processes in the environment. Investigating properties of atmospheric particles is vital to understand the influence of atmospheric particles on the climate. A very important property of atmospheric particles is the viscosity. The viscosity of atmospheric particles and connected with it the diffusion coefficients dictate how fast reactions in particles occur. Dagny’s research project focuses on the determination of diffusion coefficients of fluorescent molecules in particles. To determine the diffusion coefficients Dagny is using the microscopy method FRAP (fluorescence recovery after photobleaching).