— Graduate students
Allison C. Vander Wall
Allison has a B.S. in Chemistry from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. She is currently working on the kinetics and mechanisms governing how gaseous species interact with and grow particles in secondary organic aerosol. Fun fact: She enjoys hiking and identifying different plant and animal species.
Andrea (Annie) Rohrbacher
Annie joins us from Chicago where she worked on environmental and employee health concerns in the pharmaceutical industry. She was most recently responsible for developing quantitative analytical methods for next-generation active pharmaceutical ingredients in environmental and occupational health studies, and was previously responsible for the company’s environment, health, and safety (EHS) regulatory program run in 28 countries. Annie earned her B.S. in chemistry from Dominican University in River Forest, Ill. in 2011. In her free time, she enjoys cooking new recipes and running the trails in Orange County.
— Post-doctoral scholars
— Project Scientists
Mike J. Ezell
Mike received his M.A. degree in 1970 from California State University at Fullerton. From about 1980 until the present, he has worked in the Finlayson-Pitts labs on multiple projects and presently on reactive uptake of gas-phase amines on solid dicarboxylic acids.
Veronique Perraud, PhD
Veronique earned a B.S. in Chemistry (with a minor in Natural Sciences) and a M.S. in Analytical Chemistry. She received her Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University Aix-Marseille I in France in 2007. She has been working on many projects in the Finlayson-Pitts research group since April 2008 (link). She loves solving challenging analytical problems in the lab and blogging about how cool science can be! (Chem blog)
Lisa M. Wingen, PhD
Lisa earned her B. S. in chemistry at California State University, Fullerton and her M.S. and Ph.D. in physical chemistry at UC Irvine in 1999. Her research projects have included almost everything under the sun — gas-phase chemistry of VOCs, photo-oxidation of sea salt aerosol, heterogeneous hydrolysis of nitrogen dioxide, composition and growth of laboratory-generated secondary organic aerosol, and others. She enjoys being able to take part in a variety of research projects with lots of instrumentation.
Weihong Wang, PhD
— Project Coordinator
— Admnistrative Assistant
Alisa Ezell Smith
James N. Pitts Jr.
Simone Andersen (exchange student from Denmark)
Kjertan Lyster (exchange student from Denmark)
Kristine D. Aquero
Matthew L. Dawson
Kifle Z. Aregahegn
Tracy Caldwell Dyson
Ann Louise Sumner
Mychel Varner (coll. with Pr. Benny Gerber)
Project Scientists / Visiting researchers
Barbara D’Anna (visiting researcher)
Lambert Doezema (visiting researcher)
Jean-Francois Doussin (visiting researcher)
Jane Ganske (visiting professor, Pepperdine Univ.)
Teri Longin (visiting professor, Univ. of Redlands)
Yan Li (visiting researcher)
Saloua Saidane (visiting researcher)