Civil and Environmental Engineering
Parsons Lab, 15 Vassar Street
Fields of interest
Atmospheric chemistry of organic compounds
Description of scientific projects
Projects in the group involve some combination of the following three approaches: 1) laboratory studies of the oxidation reactions of organic species in the atmosphere, with a particular focus on the effects of multi-step oxidation on the composition of both the gas and particle phases; 2) development of new analytical techniques for the measurement and chemical characterization of atmospheric organics; and 3) participation in field studies to characterize ambient organic species.