Congratulations to first author Mario Schmidt and co-author Maya Abou-Ghanem for their new publication on production of atmospheric organosulfates via mineral-mediated photochemistry in ACS Earth and Space Chemistry!
Our group’s first paper has been published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters—congratulations to first authors Chelsea and Stephanie and co-authors Ming, Sherry, Celia, Adam, and Thomas!
I’ve just returned from two productive conferences—CSC 2016, the Canadian Society for Chemistry annual conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and DUST 2016, a conference on atmospheric dust (unsurprisingly) in Bari, Italy.
At both conferences, I talked about the exciting work that Stephanie and Sherry (our stellar undergraduate summer students) have been doing in the lab this summer—in only a few months, they’ve already gained great insights into dust photoreactivity.
It’s already time to start thinking about CSC 2017—I’m looking forward to co-hosting the atmospheric chemistry session with Arthur Chan at the University of Toronto!
As classes end, I’m looking forward to a summer of lab productivity!
In May, Stephanie and Sherry will continue their investigations of dust photochemistry (but on a full-time basis!). In July, new lab member Chelsea Cote will join us as a recipient of the Lloyd and Margaret Cooley Memorial Studentship in Analytical Chemistry. Both Stephanie and Chelsea will be staying on in the autumn as CHEM 401/403 students.
In June, I’ll be heading to the 99th Canadian Chemistry Conference (CSC 2016) in Halifax, where I’m looking forward to giving a talk and to catching up with others in the Canadian atmospheric chemistry community. From Halifax, I’ll be heading to Bari, Italy, where I’ll be giving a talk at the 2nd International Conference on Atmospheric Dust.
In the autumn, the group will be welcoming several new graduate students and another fourth-year research student … exciting days!