Our lab has been named a Certified Green Lab of UCI!

Congratulations to Christian Lewis for advancing to candidacy!

We are looking for graduate students to join our lab. If you have a background in chemistry, and organic chemistry, please consider applying to ESS as a doctoral student.

Our Research Lab focuses on the cycling of marine dissolved organic carbon (DOC), and why it is thousands of 14C years old, despite evidence that most of it is produced in the surface ocean during photosynthesis. A very old component of marine DOC is black carbon, produced during the combustion of fossil fuels and biomass. We are studying black carbon and whether the ocean is a large repository of this material.