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Research Group: Current Group Members

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Graduate students

Paige Aiona

Paige Aiona graduated from Chapman University in 2012, where she did research on water chemistry. She is investigating photochemistry of light-absorbing atmospheric organics, aka "brown carbon". View Paige's curriculum vitae.

Sandra Blair

Sandra Blair joined the UCI chemistry graduate program after graduating from California State University, Chico. She started her graduate research in the lab in June 2011. She is investigating photochemistry of organic molecules embedded in organic matrices. View Sandra's curriculum vitae.

Mallory Hinks

Mallory Hinks received her bachelor and MS degree in chemistry from San Diego State University, where she researched surface chemistry in the laboratory of David Pullman. Her graduate research at UCI is on photochemistry of organic aerosols.

Amanda MacMillan

Amanda C. MacMillan is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. She joined the group in 2009. Amanda's PhD research, which is supported by an NSF graduate fellowship, reveals the mechanisms by which water molecules adhere to nanometer-size particles, a fundamentally important process for the formation of cloud and fog droplets. View Amanda's curriculum vitae.

Kurtis Malecha

Kurtis Malecha studied chemistry at the Minnesota State University, Mankato. He joined the group at the beginning of 2014. Kurtis brings to the group experience in analytical chemistry, CDOM photochemistry, and clathrate chemistry. Personal website.

Dian Romonosky

Dian Romonosky graduated from the chemistry department at Millikin University in 2011. She joined the group in early 2012 to do research on atmospheric chemistry of organic aerosols. Her specific focus is photochemistry of organonitrates.

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Postdoctoral researchers

Scott Epstein Dr. Scott Epstein received his BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware, Newark in 2005, and PhD in chemical engineering based on his aerosol research in the group of Prof. Neil Donahue, Carnegie Melon University. He joined the group in May 2011 to investigate photochemistry in organic aerosols, cloud droplets, and ice crystals. View Scott's curriculum vitae.
Julie Lee Dr. Julie Lee has received her PhD degree from the University of California, Irvine. Her PhD research focused on exhaled gas analysis in the Blake/Rowland group. Julie is working on photochemical properties of organic aerosols and "brown carbon" aerosols. View Julie's curriculum vitae.
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Undergraduate students

Nujhat Ali

Nujhat Ali joined the lab in the spring quarter of 2013 to carry out research on the mechanism of brown carbon formation and aerosol photochemistry

Mariyah Saiduddin

Mariyah Saiduddin joined the lab in the fall quarter of 2013 to carry out research on spectroscopy of organic aerosols.

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Sergey Nizkorodov Sergey Nizkorodov received his education in physical chemistry from the Novosibirsk State University, followed by PhD in Basel University, and two postdoctoral appointments at JILA and Caltech before starting the Aerosol Photochemistry Group at UCI. More details can be found in his CV, and full CV.
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DOE Collaborators

Alexander Laskin Dr. Alexander Laskin is a senior researcher at the WR Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a world-class research user facility operated by the Department of Energy. We have collaborated with Dr. Alexander Laskin on applications of high resolution mass spectrometry and other advanced methods to studies of chemistry of biogenic and anthropogenic organic aerosols since 2007. Curriculum Vitae.
Julia Laskin Dr. Julia Laskin is a chief scientist in the Chemical and Material Sciences Division of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Dr. Julia Laskin uses her expertise in mass spectrometry to develop novel methods for characterization of aerosol samples. We collaborate with Dr. Julia Laskin on studies of chemical aging processes in organic aerosols.
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Honorary members

Dr. James N. Pitts Jr Dr. James N. Pitts Jr has been an invaluable resource and mentor to the group members, long before the lab even existed. It was a Russian translation of the book "Photochemistry" by Dr. Jack G. Calvert and Dr. James N. Pitts Jr. that inspired Sergey Nizkorodov to become a photochemist in undergraduate school. Dr. Pitts was behind our work on indoor air chemistry initiated by air purifiers. You can learn more about Dr. Pitts' fascinating biography from a 2007 interview article in the Spectrum.
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