Paige Aiona graduated from Chapman University in 2012, where she did research on water chemistry. She is studying the photochemistry and molecular level composition of light-absorbing aerosols know as "brown carbon". She uses UV-Vis and fluorescence spectroscopy to measure the optical properties, and high resolution mass spectrometry to investigate the molecular level composition. View Paige's curriculum vitae.
Lauren Fleming graduated from the College of Wooster in 2014. Her honors thesis focused on aqueous photochemistry. In our group, she is investigating photochemistry of biomass burning aerosols in controlled environments and in the field, using mass spectrometry and UV-Vis absorption techniques. She also is a part of the Rowland- Blake group where she analyzes the gaseous products of biomass burning. View Lauren's curriculum vitae.
Julia Montoya-Aguilera joined the UCI chemistry graduate program in the summer of 2015 after graduating from Cal State LA, where she did research on production of singlet oxygen from PAH compounds. She joined our group in February 2016. She is investigating the effect of ammonia on the composition and properties of secondary organic aerosols using DART mass spectrometry and other methods. View Julia's curriculum vitae.
Kurtis Malecha studied chemistry at the Minnesota State University, Mankato. He joined the group at the beginning of 2014. He investigates mechanisms of production of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during condensed-phase photolysis of secondary organic aerosols (SOA). Current air quality models underpredict many of these VOC levels in the atmosphere, so understanding their formation is crucial to better air quality models. Personal website.
Amanda MacMillan joined the group in 2009 to carry out her Ph.D. research on hygroscopic properties of nanoparticles and on organic aerosol chemistry. Following her Ph.D. graduation in 2015, Dr. MacMillan assumed a staff scientist position in the Nizkorodov Group at UCI.
Dr. Julia Laskin is a laboratory fellow 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 and biological tissues. Our group members collaborate with Dr. Julia Laskin on studies of chemical aging processes in organic aerosols. Curriculum Vitae.